Keeping in touch – Fall 2023

We invite you to catch up with your classmates and fellow alumni.  

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Joseph Charo (Electronics Engineering Technician, 1973)

I started a small business 30 years ago repairing electronic fence controllers for farmers. I have a warranty depot location for five companies that gives me access to most of Canada, to inform farmers of [how to address] some of their difficulties, and if they're in need of parts and/or a repair location. Most of my work is repairing these devices, especially older ones, where original equipment manufacturer (OEM) isn't available. I [also] sell rebuilt units when available.

 

David Roberts Portrait

David Roberts (Business Administration, 1973)

I worked for CIBC from 1973 to 2000. I was self-employed [with my] lawn care business from 2001 - 2003. [I worked in] accounts receivable (A/R), and inventory control with a hydraulic/pneumatic company from 2003 - 2015. I retired on May 31, 2015.

 

 

Robin McKee (Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media, 1977)

After 31 years as an audio man at CHCH-TV, I retired as a historian to host historical walking tours in The Hamilton Cemetery for the last 21 years.

 

Stephen Molnar Portrait

Stephen Molnar (Civil Engineering Technology, 1981)

I am currently working at AEP, Aligned Equity Partners - one of our offices is located on Grand Island, NY. I am the senior estimator - structures. My 40th wedding anniversary was on July 9, 2023 and we have been living in North Tonawanda since 1983. I have two daughters Stephanie and Melinda "Mindy.” My wife Sheryl retired from Roswell Park Cancer Ctr. and now works part time at Roswell. We co-own a cottage in Wainfleet, Ontario not far from Morgan's Point with my brother Joe and his family. Joe is also a Mohawk alumnus from 1976. I worked at Atkinson Engineering in Hamilton, William L Sears in Stoney Creek, and Parker Consultants in Hamilton after graduating. After I got married and moved to the US, I started my own DJ business "Sound Waves Unlimited" from 1985 to 2016 where I DJ’ed weddings/parties/bars and worked at Acres American, Watson Bowman Acme, Buffalo Structural Steel, HOHL Industrial Services, and now AEP since the beginning of 2023. I have season tickets to the Buffalo Sabres and besides spending time with my family, I enjoy going to many concerts during the year, visiting family in Canada and enjoying our cottage in the summer.

 

Elaine Barnes (Law & Security Administration, 1985)

I am a 1985 graduate of the Law & Security Administrations Program. I never did become a Police Officer, but I do work for the Hamilton Police Service in the Corporate Services Division in a civilian position.

 

Jean-Marie Fiala (Radiological Technology, 1990)

I am a Radiography Program grad from 1990. Now I am CEO, MRI Marketing and Business Development Inc.

 

Chris Kendrick (Civil Engineering Technician, 1992)

I was promoted to "GIS Technologist" with the City of Brantford.

 

Jeffrey Luscombe Portrait

Jeffrey Luscombe (Computer Systems Technology, 1992)

I am a 1992 graduate of Mohawk College's 3-year Computer Systems Technology Program. After Mohawk I worked successfully as a computer consultant for over a decade before deciding to follow a dream and returned to school, earning a BA and MA in English from the University of Toronto. Today I am a successful writer of fiction and my new Hamilton-set novel, To Refrain from Embracing, was just released in April 2023. Fun fact: you can find my novels at the Mohawk College Library!

 

 

Stephanie Hill (Office Administration – Executive, 1992; Social Service Worker – Aboriginal, 1992)

I am a graduate of the Social Service Worker-Aboriginal Program from -yes that long ago- April 1998. [After I graduated from Mohawk] I continued with my studies, obtained my BA from McMaster University in Gerontology and Sociology and graduated April 2002. I have worked with the aging population/older adults/seniors/Elders for approximately 40 years, through volunteer, education and employment — in health care, social services, community settings and long-term care. I also do consulting and am the owner of Eldercare Educational Services - Outreach and Prevention Services for Seniors. I have held part time/contract positions. My recent milestone - Aboriginal Senior Wish was launched June 2019, making Elders wishes would come true!

 

Timothy Dwight Morton Portrait

Timothy Dwight Morton (Business Computer Applications, 1994; Business Applications for Windows, 1996; Business Internet Skills, 1997; Applied Photography, 2008)

On April 29, 2023 I completed a race within the City of Hamilton - the Pita Pit [spring classic] (5KM) [at Bayfront Park].

On May 27, 2023 I completed another race within the City of Hamilton. I did the Ice Cream (5KM) [at Bayfront Park].

 

 

Chelsea King (Practical Nursing, 1999)

I am a registered practical nurse who is currently in a leadership role at London Health Sciences Centre.

 

Blair Evans (Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation, 2003)

I work for the Ontario Power Generation at Darlington Nuclear and was involved with Moly-99 isotope project — the first of its kind to provide lifesaving isotopes for the global medical field.

 

Eric Larson (Advertising, 2006)

I’ve been working for Apple Canada now for 12 years. After school, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and I was set on a different track than I had anticipated. I lived in Western Canada for a few years and since have been working in consumer sales. I specialize in business management, training and product knowledge, presentation and analytics of data, mentoring and development, diversity and inclusion and relationship development. In my time working at Apple, I’ve had the pleasure of working with teams around the world and worked in many capacities including territory sales management, diversity and inclusion, team development, communications lead, and online content publisher (English & French).

 

Connie Martin (Architectural Drafting, 2008)

I am currently looking for work in the trades.

 

Tim Jarvis Portrait

Tim Jarvis (Industrial Mechanic Millwright, 2008)

Lifelong learning has been an integral part of my life since I became an electrician in 1995. I don't remember many years since then — when I was not enrolled in a course or a program at Mohawk. Since completing my degree studies at Brock in 2020, I have enrolled in programs at both Mohawk College and McMaster University. As an electrical supervisor at Stelco Lake Erie Works, I have the privilege of working and mentoring young apprentices and co-op students. It's great to share my knowledge with the younger generation. Mohawk College has afforded me that opportunity.

 

Samuel Ekanem (Practical Nursing, 2009; Practical Nursing, 2011; Perioperative Nursing, 2013)

I am a nurse and CEO of SeePlus Healthcare Services Inc.

 

Rita Douglas (Office Administration – General, 2016)

I am seeking an office administration position as that’s what I graduated from. I [work in] customer service at a famous retail chain and while I love it, it’s not where I want to be. I want to help run an office.

 

Janice Graham (Social Service Worker, 2018)

I am currently a student in the General Arts and Science Program (University transfer) at [Mohawk College].

 

Courtney Johnston (Brain Disorders Management, 2019)

I am now working as a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and loving every minute of it! While I went on to study a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology after Mohawk, I would have to say the certificate I earned here was a big reason for getting into school.

 

Brad Keslick Portrait

Brad Keslick (Human Resources Management, 2019)

I started a new job in my field of work (Human Resources) as a senior talent consultant with the People Co. and also secured my first town home with my partner!

 

Shilpi Kumari (Protection, Security & Investigation (Co-op), 2020)

I am currently working as a retail security guard. I am looking for a job in my field - protection, security, and investigation - related to criminal law, policing, communications operator or policing, CBSA.

 

Earl Jun Lomotos PortraitEarl Lomotos (Electrical Engineering Technology, 2022)

 

Reem Jarrar PortraitReem Jarrar (Social Service Worker, 2022)

 

Amy Johnston (Construction Techniques – Plumbing, 2023)

I am working in the plumbing field at Nutemp Mechanical.

 

Kalifat Abu PortraitKalifat Abu, (Business-Accounting, 2023)

 

 

Istheshad Chowdhury, (Business – Financial Services, 2023)

Since enrolling in the Library and Information Technician Diploma Program, I've actually gotten a full-time position with the Mohawk College Library as a library and information technician.

 

Moutaz Sheikh Alard PortraitAlmoutaz Bellah Dit Sheikh Alard (Computer Systems Technician – Network Systems, 2023)

 

 

Ameesha Jiffy PortraitAmeesha Jiffy (Biotechnology, 2023)

 

 

Omkar S. Sehmi (Motive Power Technician, 2023)

I just graduated from Mohawk College.

 

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