PRE-ALUMNI ORIENTATION PACKAGE 2018
ALUMNI 101 WELCOME TO HSC’S ALUMNI COMMUNITY
OBJECTIVES OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Graduation doesn’t mark the end of your ties with Hillfield Strathallan College; your status simply changes from student to alumni! With your new title comes new privileges and honours.
The Alumni Association’s primary objectives are to:
The Alumni Association existed before the amalgamation of Hillfield College and Strathallan School in 1969. To date, 70 Alumni Presidents have overseen this active association, which consists of more than 3,000 members and over 100 Class Representatives. The Alumni Association takes pride in bringing the talents and enthusiasm of its members back to HSC to enhance the educational experience of our students.
ALUMNI PROGRAMMING The Alumni Office is located in the Strathallan Building and is ready to support the efforts of a broad range of Alumni volunteers. The Alumni Association Executive oversees the HSC Mentor Connect program, and awards such as the Alumni Award of Distinction, Hall of Excellence and the Athletic Hall of Fame. It is also involved in events such as the HSC Golf Classic, Carol Service reception, Young Alum Pub Nights, Homecoming, regional reunions, and much more!
• Promote the interests of all alumni • Represent the alumni in all matters related to the College • Build a base of dedicated volunteers whose experiences will benefit the College • Preserve the traditions of the College for future generations • Act as a public relations vehicle to attract support to the College and alumni programming To put it simply, the Alumni Association ensures that the voices of the alumni are heard by the College and vice versa, representing the College of yesterday and today. The Alumni Association also has a Young Alumni Representative on the Alumni Association Executive (AAE) as a voice for its’ newest members. If you have a keen interest in networking with other alumni and participating on this committee, please contact Caitlin Ford, Alumni Advancement Manager at 905-389-1367, ext. 117 for more information.
CLASS REPRESENTATIVES THE TRADITION OF CLASS REPRESENTATIVES
HSC stays connected with its graduates though the HSC Review, Alumni E-Newsletters, E-Broadcasts, The selection of Class Representatives for the and social media including Twitter, Facebook, graduating class is an honoured tradition at HSC. Instagram and LinkedIn. Class Representatives will The Alumni Office currently has information on Class be requested to help obtain up-to-date personal Representatives from 1949 forward Individuals who profiles and “good news” stories about their class for accept this role are responsible to their class and these publications. the College to maintain the link between their fellow alumni and Hillfield Strathallan College.
HSC CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Class Representatives are selected from Senior School students in their graduating year. They are nominated by their peers as outlined in the process below. Class events and correspondences will be dependent on the ideas and creativity of the Class Representatives chosen. As such, the Alumni Association recommends that a minimum of two class representatives be selected, with a maximum of four.
The online nomination form requires the signature of five fellow classmates who support the nomination. A number of short answer questions are required to be completed by the nominee. A selection committee, as outlined in the Alumni Constitution, will meet to determine the Class Year Representatives selected based on the nomination form and past volunteer performance with HSC. The selected class representatives will be announced at the Family Graduation Dinner by the President of the Alumni Association. To submit an online nomination CLICK HERE.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
NOMINATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018.
Class Representatives will be the voice of motivation and enthusiasm for all alumni events. They will be responsible along with the Alumni Advancement Manager for the organization of any casual and/ or milestone reunions involving their graduating year. Events such as the HSC Golf Classic and Homecoming require the Class Representative’s participation as a role model for their class’ attendance and participation.
HSC AWARD OF DISTINCTION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP THE COLIN MCNAIRN ’56 ALUMNI AWARD OF DISTINCTION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP In 2005, the HSC Alumni Association set out to create a prestigious award to celebrate the success of HSC alumni while inspiring the student body of today. The result is the Alumni Award of Distinction, which honours Alumni who exemplify the Hillfield Strathallan College vision to realize their full potential, become global citizens and better the world around them. A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a graduating student, in the name of the current recipient of the
Alumni Award of Distinction. This year the Award of Distinction recipient was Colin McNairn ’56. This scholarship helps to launch one of HSC’s newest alumni into a distinct future of his/her own. To read more about Colin McNairn CLICK HERE. Below is a list of those that have been awarded and honoured through the HSC Alumni Award of Distinction Graduate Scholarship:
2005 The Colin Glassco ’61 Scholarship 2007 The Dr. Sheila Singh ’90 Scholarship 2008 The Dr. Gail Erlick Robinson ’60 Scholarship 2009 The Steve Paikin ’78 Scholarship 2010 The Ron Bremner ’67 Scholarship 2011 The Robert (Bob) Young ’72 Scholarship 2012 The Randall Scott Echlin ’69 Scholarship 2013 The John van Nostrand ’67 Scholarship 2014 The Honourable Coulter A. Osbourne, Q.C. ’50 Scholarship 2015 The Honourable Coulter A. Osbourne, Q.C. ’50 Scholarship 2016 The Rob Webb ’74 Scholarship 2017 The Naina and Ratna Kapur ’78 Scholarship The Scholarship committee looks forward to reading your application for The Colin McNairn Alumni Award of Distinction Graduate Scholarship and will announce the recipient at the graduation ceremony in June 2018. For more information regarding this scholarship and to submit an application CLICK HERE.
Kristian Montano ’06 Kathleen Gnocato ’08 Megan Hill ’07 Emmaline Houston ’09 Haydon Lutz ’10 Rosemary McKee ’11 Meaghan Taylor Tremblay ’12 Victoria Restivo ’13 Ishaan Kapur ’14 Joshua Altmann ’15 Matthew Tutty ’16 Kassandra Hill ’17
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 11, 2018. If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Caitlin Ford, Alumni Advancement Manager at 905-389-1367, ext. 117, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COMMEMORATE YOUR YEARS AT HSC LEAVING A LEGACY AT HSC NAME A PAVER This is a special graduation gift opportunity. To commemorate your time at HSC in a more permanent way, an engraved paving stone can be placed in the covered walkway. These stones will be a permanent part of our campus and are an enduring reminder of the alumni, families, staff and friends whose generosity and support make HSC such a special community. THE HSC TRIBUTE PROGRAM This Program enables anyone to make a congratulatory donation to the College, in the name of a graduate. Contact Caitlin Ford, Alumni Advancement Manager at 905-389-1367, ext. 117, for more information. All gifts will be recognized in the next HSC Annual Report.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA FRAMES Memories are forever. Frame them accordingly. The HSC Bookstore is pleased to offer all Graduates the opportunity to commemorate their wonderful accomplishment with one of our custom diploma and picture frames. Please visit the HSC Campus Store for more information on sizes, styles and ordering.
NEW GRADUATE RING The College is pleased to present its new graduate ring. This exquisite commemorative ring was designed by Ashley Jewellers and is available exclusively through the HSC Campus Store. The new graduate ring is available for men and women in 10, 14 and 18K yellow and white gold and can be custom-sized. To order, please contact Marianne Mullen in the HSC Campus Store at 905-389-1367, ext. 112 for more information. In order to ensure a June delivery, graduate rings must be ordered by May 10, 2018. Full payment is required when your order is placed.