July 15, 2011
DiGiovanni receives honourary degree
From left, Sally Harvey, LO education and labour manager; Joe Tomona, associate dean, Humber College School of Applied Technology; honouree Tony DiGiovanni; Denise Devlin-Li, dean, School of Applied Technology; Anna Marie DiCarlo, sister of Tony DiGiovanni and Terry Murphy, retired Landscape Ontario human resources manager and Humber instructor.
LO executive director Tony DiGiovanni was awarded a honourary Bachelor Degree in Applied Studies from the Humber College School of Applied Technology on June 22. DiGiovanni was a horticulture instructor at Humber before his long service with LO. The distinction highlights his outstanding efforts to help young people find rewarding careers in horticulture, many of those in co-operation with the college.

DiGiovanni’s acceptance address was the centrepiece of the Humber School of Applied Technology convocation. He spoke with humble sincerity on his own student days in the horticulture program at Humber, unsure about his future. He told the graduates about an epiphany received on the Humber Library lawn; that it was up to him to aspire for excellence wherever he found himself, so he would go for excellence in horticulture — inspiring one of the landscape graduates later crossing the stage to pause and shake the honouree’s hand.