CORNWALL, Ontario - St. Lawrence College has announced that it will be presenting Dr. Rachel Navaneelan with an honorary diploma.
Navaneelan will receive the diploma during her address to graduating students in Cornwall at Aultsville Theatre on Friday, June 1 a 1:30 p.m.
St. Lawrence College said that Dr. Navaneelan was being recognized because of her years of public service supporting non-profits and charitable causes both in Cornwall and around the world.
St. Lawrence College particularly cited Dr. Navaneelan's work with her own non-profit organization, Rachel's Kids.
"Over the years, Rachel’s Kids and Dr. Rachel have worked to fulfill specific needs in the Cornwall community, collaborating with numerous organizations including the Children’s Treatment Centre, Cornwall Community Hospital, Victim Services of SDG&A, Koala Place, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District, and St. Vincent de Paul Society, among others," the press release reads.
Dr. Navaneelan explained that she strongly believed in giving back to the community.
“I’m a strong believer in giving back to the Cornwall community as it has been so great to me since I arrived here and started my dentistry practice 25 years ago,” says Dr. Rachel. “All children locally and globally hold a special place in my heart and this is the reason why I started Rachel's Kids House of Hope, so I could support children and families in need right here in our community.”