In this issue: Police Foundations turns 50 | Jane Campus farewell | Seneca Awards | New HR mentorship program | Career Recharge sessions | Get involved | Alumni benefits
May 2019
Police Foundations celebrates golden anniversary
Seneca's Police Foundations program is the longest-running law enforcement program in the province, and this week, students, alumni, employees and special guests gathered in Magna Hall at King Campus to celebrate its 50 th anniversary.

As part of the celebration at King, alumna Monica Rutledge was honoured during a special Senecans of Distinction Awards presentation along with Thomas Carrique, Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and former member of the Seneca Board of Governors.

Pictured standing from left: Seneca President David Agnew, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, alumna Monica Rutledge and His Worship Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of the Township of King.
Alumni News and Stories
Seneca grads return to Jane Campus and say farewell
Talk to anyone who has called Jane their home campus, the words they use to describe it are “friendly,” “family-like” and “small.”

After 38 years in Toronto’s west end, where the Seneca-branded red building is visible from Highway 401, students, employees and alumni bade farewell to Jane on April 24, marking the end of an era.

Starting fall 2019, advanced manufacturing programs will be offered at Seneca’s new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) building at Newnham Campus.

Students and donors celebrate at Seneca Awards
Like many postsecondary students, Jason Stone studies full time and works part time on the side. But while he’s responsible for putting himself through school, the Seneca student also spends a good deal of his time volunteering on campus.

During the annual Seneca Awards reception in April, Stone attributed his ability to balance school, work and volunteering to the financial support he has received at Seneca.

Seneca Awards pays tribute to Seneca’s generous donors and celebrates the achievements of its outstanding students.

Programs and Beyond
HR alumni return to mentor
We are excited to announce the launch of a new mentorship program for Human Resources (HR) students.

Graduating HR students have the opportunity for one-on-one mentorship from an HR professional in the Seneca community, including some of our dedicated alumni.

The launch event was held on April 4 and the program will run through the summer.

Ready to recharge?
HELIX, Seneca’s on-campus incubator, and the TD Ready Challenge want to help you recharge your career and prepare for the future of work. On June 4, Career Recharge presented by TD will launch at Newnham Campus. The first session, Systems Thinking, will help you understand how systems work, our role in them and how to use them to work more effectively.
Free events, resources, mentorship and more are available to all Seneca alumni as part of this initiative.

Get Involved
On your mark, get set... Pay It Forward

Now in its fourth year, we need 400 alumni like you to accept the Pay It Forward Challenge . We're looking for change-makers, hand-raisers and education lovers to help Seneca students, following in your footstep, to stay in school, complete their studies and change their lives.

Please make your gift by Friday, May 31, and help us unlock an anonymous donation of $30,000 that will create 60 new $500 bursaries for students in financial need!
Thank you, alumni, for supporting SMILE mentors!

On March 21, over 90 student mentors from Seneca’s Student Mentoring in Life and Education (SMILE) mentorship program were treated to a unique professional development experience thanks to the generosity of Seneca alumni.

Charlie Atkinson, entrepreneur and President of The Winning Practice, shared the best ways to adapt to changing professional landscapes, build the right skill set and incorporate eight specific attributes to help students find success in life and their careers.
This special event was made possible thanks to alumni who donated to SMILE’s mentorship training program last fall. Atkinson’s visit was one of two student mentor development events funded by Seneca alumni. The second is planned for this fall.
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