Premier’s Awards

Celebrating Outstanding NC Graduates through the Premier’s Awards

The for Ontario College Graduates celebrate the outstanding contributions that college alumni make to Ontario and throughout the world.

Nominations are submitted from each of Ontario’s 24 colleges in six categories: Business, Creative Arts and Design, Community Services, Health Sciences, Technology and Recent Graduate (within five years).

All nominees are honoured and category winners announced at an annual gala event in Toronto, which is part of the Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit. This event typically happens in November.

Past and current winners can be viewed on the Premier’s Awards website, maintained by Colleges Ontario. Visit for a list of winners.

2017 Nominees

Niagara College nominated the following outstanding alumni for these prestigious awards:

Rob Beyer
Computer Programming 1984
Business Category

Rose DiMarco
Law & security Administration 1985
Community Services Category

Blake Merritt
Computer Programming 1985
Technology Category

Ben Laurence
Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2013
Recent Graduate Category

David McIlvride
Broadcasting, Radio, TV & Film 1985
Creative Arts and Design Category

Derek Christensen
Nursing 1991
Health Category