KEMPTVILLE Colin Carson of Kemptville has been elected president of the Kemptville College Foundation, taking over from founding president J.P. Connell at the foundation's recent annual meeting.
Joining Carson on the board's executive are vice-president John Fraser of Richmond, secretary Sue Watson of Mountain and treasurer Kathy Hardy of Inkerman.
Connell, a retired deputy-minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, was thanked for getting the foundation off to a strong start during his two years as founding president.
Under his leadership, Connell, who will remain on the board, oversaw the establishing and awarding of KCF's first set of entrance scholarships, worth a total of $5,000. Awards of $1,000 each were made to students entering the college's five major study areas, representing both diploma and certificate programs.
Carson said he is proud to have become president at a time when the foundation is about to embark on major fund raising activities. One, already established, is the sale of pendulum clocks depicting college buildings.
"An announcement concerning a fund raising event will be made in the near future," Carson said shortly after taking office.
As in the past, the foundation's activities will be supported by Kemptville College director Bill Curnoe, administrative assistant Maureen Leeson and other college staff members.
The board's next full meeting will be held at the WB George Centre at 7:30 p.m. Mon., June 9.
For more information on the foundation and its activities contact its office at 258-8336 Extension 334 or log on to its Web site at www.kcf.ca.