Niagara community to celebrate career and accomplishments of Dan Patterson

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 19:00

The career and accomplishments of Niagara College President Dan Patterson will be celebrated at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on the evening of Friday, November 22. In May 2019, Patterson announced that he would be stepping down as president of the College following his current term.

A formal program will begin at 7 p.m. in Partridge Hall. Current and former community and business, leaders, colleagues and other special guests will share their stories and experiences with Patterson, and highlight his many contributions to Niagara College and the wider Niagara community over the past 25 years. A reception featuring food and beverages from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute will follow at 9 p.m. in the Algoma Lobby. The event is presented by Niagara College’s board of governors. 

Tickets to the event are $55 per person, and are available online and through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Andrew Korchok at or 905-329-1642.

Dan Patterson has been president of Niagara College since 1995. Under his leadership, enrolment has grown from 4,500 to over 11,000 full-time students in over 130 programs, and has seen significant changes to its two pioneering campuses that have made Niagara College one of Canada’s most innovative post-secondary institutions.Learn more about Patterson’s tenure at NC here.

Niagara College offers more than 130 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, distilling, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit