Originally published in The Barrie Today
Sandy Falcon, board chair of Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie, will speak at Lakehead University’s faculty convocation ceremonies in June. Photo submitted by Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie
Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie board chair Sandy Falcon will speak at Lakehead University's faculty convocation ceremonies in June as one of the Voices of the Class student speakers. The student speakers will share their Lakehead experiences and words of advice with their classmates.
Falcon is graduating with a Master of Arts in Social Justice Studies.
"My goal has always been to inspire and support my children, but also my community," she said.
In addition to being a mother of four, pursuing a master's degree, and volunteering as Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie's board chair, Falcon runs a non-profit called Unknown Neighbours, which strives to connect temporary foreign workers with their communities.
"Sandy is a dedicated and energetic board chair for Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie," said Carolyn Gibson, outreach coordinator at Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie community. "We are lucky to have her on our team and we are thrilled that her hard work at Lakehead has paid off. Congratulations, Sandy!"
"I've gotta say, I've come a long way. I went back to school at the age of 35 after having four children. I decided I wanted to learn as much as I could so I could prove to myself that age was just a number, and it was never too late to go back to school," said Falcon about her impending graduation and Voices from the Class achievement.
"I was introduced to Dress for Success through school at both Georgian and Lakehead and it was amazing that I was able to volunteer and eventually become a board member. Dress for Success has been with me the last year of my BA and the entirety of my master's degree. I am so grateful to be here. I am an immigrant, a mature student, a mom, a wife, a woman and I am so proud of what I have been able to achieve," Falcon added.
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To find more information about Unknown Neighbours, click here.
Sandy Falcon graduated from Lakehead University in May of 2022 with a Master of Arts in Social Justice Studies.