Graduates of the 70's
Colin Tyler – As a former student who worked part time at one of the first cable companies, Terracom. Became one of the first on-air VJ’s leveraging his Media Arts degree from Sheridan college into a career in the audio visual industry. As President of Century AV (www.centuryav.com) in Mississauga they have been ranked #1 in AV services 2012-2015. A “Community Champion” he became the 2015 PanAm games torchbearer nominated by the Mississauga Board. While, also receiving the 2015 ‘Sam McCallion Small Business Community Involvement’ award from MBOT and their ‘Small Business and the Arts’ award. Prior to that Colin served on the Mississauga Board of Trade 2001 – 2008 and earned the “HERO AWARD” in 2012 for outstanding contribution & commitment to crime prevention in Mississauga.
Dr. Pam Frid ’79 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at Children’s Hospital within the Provost Stream completed her MD degree at Queen’s University in 1982. At Queen’s Dr. Frid’s role required her to provide leadership to a major regional mental health center for children and adolescents, named the Beech Grove Children’s Center. This multidisciplinary service included short and medium term residential programs that served five eastern Ontario counties. All major disciplines including child and adolescent psychiatry, paediatrics, psychology and other mental health rehabilitation staff were involved. Dr. Frid took on a new position as Professional Discipline leader at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) in London. Upon her arrival, Dr. Frid assumed the role of Coordinator of the department’s paediatric residency rotation at CPRI.
Eleanor Stubley ’79 was the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. She demonstrated both a profound devotion and a fierce advocacy for students, learning and artistry. She inspired all those around her with her humanity, passion and courage. Well-known as a brilliant artist, author, conductor and scholar, her artistry touched diverse audiences throughout the world.
In addition, Eleanor was a vital member of her community; her work included serving as the music director of the Yellow Door Choir, working with ensembles across North America and Europe, bringing opera to elementary school children and as Artistic Director of the Chora Carmina contemporary music ensemble, leading innovative interdisciplinary collaborations between Quebec musicians and visual artists.
Eleanor moved through life feeling, listening, and observing the details and poetry of her surroundings. She was guided by an adventurous spark and deep love for those around her. With her passing, she leaves an immeasurable gap in the lives of her treasured family members, collaborators and friends.
Dr. Howard Nelson Chipman III ’79 was born in the Bahamas as a US citizen. He later moved to Canada where he joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets program, which motto is “To Learn To Serve To Advance”. Dr. Chipman went on to do just that, not only in flight but also as an MD. He became a Board-Certified Emergency Doctor, working at local hospitals and at his own private practice clinic, as well as conducting medical studies on an on-going basis. His flying career led him to log many hours in multiple aircraft, and he even flew different Migs in Russia to prepare him for space travel. In 2006, he met his fiancee, Veronique B. Koken, and together they set up Aurora Aerospace, the only civilian space training center to date offering flights in an Albatross L-39 military jet; zero-gravity flights in a Rockwell Commander 700; simulator training; hypoxia training; and spatial disorientation training in a multi-axis disorientation machine. Dr. Chipman’s next goal is to fly a Mig 21 in the US, then move onto sub-orbital flight, ultimately reaching his dream of going to space.
Graduates of the 90's
Arnold Chong ’98 – Is the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in Sunnyvale, California (Silicon Valley). Arnold is passionate about people development and serving others. After graduating from Clarkson Arnold went on to complete his Bachelors degree at The University of Western Ontario and his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As a Sunday school teacher, mentor, public speaker, and business owner Arnold has charged his way towards success and continues to positively engage those around him . Arnold’s advice for Clarkson students – “Keep growing – Travel. Explore the world. Meet new people. Listen to different perspectives. Be kind.”
Dr. Michael Park ’99 – Recognized as one of the 3 best dentist in Mississauga! Dr. Park is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in paediatric dentistry and a board certified pediatric dentist, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He spent a year as a dental resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto working with the medically compromised and special needs population. His post-graduate specialty in paediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto involved training at a number of hospitals including; Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Public Health Dental Services and at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Samantha White ’98 – I was born in Oakville, Ontario Canada to Jamaican parents. I grew up in Clarkson where I was the youngest of 3 girls. My creative flair as well as my interests in entrepreneurship, travel, and the African diaspora, began at an early age. In many ways my current trajectory is an ode to my father, who encouraged my sisters and I to explore and to appreciate all that was around us. He has a natural flair for life and he passed it on to his children.
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The Clarkson Secondary School Alumni Association (CSSAA) has established this program to honor notable graduates of Clarkson Secondary School. Recipients are honoured on our website. If you wish to nominate an alumni for this distinction please review the following criteria.
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9.The Arts (Visual & Performing)
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