CORNWALL, Ontario – St. Lawrence College announced Tuesday it will confer an honourary diploma on former mayor and local MP Bob Kilger.
The diploma will be presented to Kilger at a Friday graduation ceremony at the Cornwall campus of the college.
Kilger, recently defeated in an attempt to secure a third consecutive term as mayor of Cornwall, will speak to the graduating class.
“We’re proud to confer this Honorary Diploma on Bob for his unending support for the College, and to Cornwall,” said college president and CEO Glenn Vollebregt. “He shows remarkable dedication and leadership to his community, and I know will be a great inspiration to our graduates and current students.”
Each year, St. Lawrence College recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals or organizations whose accomplishments are of such excellence, inspiration and leadership that they serve as an example for the students and graduates of our college with our Honorary Diplomas.
Kilger was MP of the Cornwall area from 1988 to 2004 and mayor from 2006 until last fall.
Three Convocation ceremonies will be held on Friday at 10 a.m., and 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.