2002 Alumni of Distinction


Jane Rogers Public Relations, 1987     During her 15-year career, Jane Rogers has helped raise more than $30 million for a variety of not-for-profit agencies at the local, national and international levels. For the past two years she has served as director of Fund Development and Communications for the WoodGreen Community Centre in Toronto and has given considerably to her community and alma mater, including serving on Durham College’s Public Relations advisory committee. She delivers guest lectures to current Public Relations students every year and creates valuable field placement opportunities for them. She is vice-chair of an industry committee, offers free fundraising advice to not-for-profit agencies and is a past board member of Big Brothers of Oshawa/Whitby.

Elizabeth Mathewson  Registered Nursing, 1979     Since starting as a staff nurse at Boca Raton Community Hospital 23 years ago, Elizabeth Mathewson has achieved success at Toronto General Hospital; Sunnybrook Hospital’s Regional Trauma Centre; the Peterborough Regional Health Centre; and St. Joseph’s Hospital and in her current role as a nursing professor at Fleming College in Peterborough. Mathewson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Greenwich in England and is working on her Master’s degree in Public Health Nursing. She eagerly donates her expertise and time, volunteering with the Industrial Accident Prevention Association and the Occupational Health Nurses Association’s Peterborough location. A member of the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield since 1977, she has served on its board of directors and assisted with a number of fundraising events and projects.