Alumni Profiles

The Marsh Award is presented at Convocation to the finest representative male student for highest standing in scholarship, recreation, leadership in school activities and personal character. In the photo above are past Marsh Award recipients (photo: left to right) Paul Egan ’59, Donald McCullough ’47, Paul Goyette ’42, Sean Mak ’17, Ian Dickinson ’11, Brian Ash ’01 and John Barritt ’68.

Here are stories from a few of our other past Marsh Award recipients sharing their journey after Albert College.

Dr. David W. Conklin ’58

Dr. David Conklin ’58 earned his PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has since been a professor at the Ivey Business School, Western University. He is now a retired Professor Emeritus. He has taught courses in Economics, the Environment of Business, and Business in a Political World. His publications focus on international business and the interface between corporations and public policies.

David has been a visiting professor at universities in many countries. He has worked in civil service, research institutes and in the private business sector. He has undertaken research, teaching and consulting projects for multinational enterprises, financial institutions, governments and international government agencies. David is also a published author.

David and his wife are proud parents of three children.

Dr. Kwame Amankwah ’86

Dr. Kwame Amankwah graduated from Albert College in 1986 and went on to attend the University of Toronto where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Masters degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Kwame then attended Albany Medical College in Albany, United States to obtain his medical degree. His general surgery residency was completed at the State University of New York in Brooklyn.  After completing his residency, he continued his learning in a fellowship in vascular surgery at Yale University. He completed further training in interventional radiology and endovascular surgery at Texas Tech University.

Kwame was recruited to the State University of New York in Syracuse, United States, where his portfolio includes providing vascular surgery care and running the third-year medical school surgical clerkship as the Director. He is also Director of the Thoracic Outlet Program and the Chief of Interventional Radiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital located in Syracuse, United States. Despite his busy schedule, Kwame continues to publish and is involved in national and international clinical trials, as well as being involved in the education and testing at the national level for trainees in general and vascular surgery. 

Kwame is happily married to his wife of 18 years. They have three beautiful children.

Dr. Jonathan Kerr ’98

Dr. Jonathan Kerr attended Albert College as a day student graduating, in 1998. After Albert Jonathan went on to pursue a career in medicine. He completed his BSc (Hons) with specialization in Life Sciences at Queen’s University. He then went on to complete his PhD at the University of Toronto earning Honours standing each year in the program. Finally, Johnathan returned to Queen’s University where he completed his post-graduate family medicine training and in 2008 began practising medicine in his home town of Belleville, Canada. 

In 2010, Jonathan received the Early Career Development Award; in 2012 he received the Service Recognition Award; and in 2015 the Award of Excellence, all from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. From 2012- 2015, Jonathan was the Primary Care Physician Lead at Belleville’s South East Local Health Integration Network. In 2014, he was the President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and presented a session at a TEDx Conference entitled “How many doctors does it take to change a light bulb?”    

Jonathan now lives and works in Comox, Canada with his partner and their two children.