General Richard Rohmer receives honorary degree from Georgian College

General Richard Rohmer was the recipient of an honorary degree at Georgian College’s convocation ceremonies
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A decorated and well-known World War Two and D-Day veteran was honoured at a ceremony this week at the Barrie Molson Centre.
Georgian College presented decorated Canadian aviator and respected lawyer Honorary Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer with the Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies.
College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Board of Governors’ Chair Don Gordon presented the degree to Rohmer during convocation ceremonies at the Barrie Molson Centre, this past Tuesday.
“General Rohmer embodies all the criteria and exemplifies the college’s values in many ways,” said West-Moynes. “He has consistently achieved excellence in all his endeavours, including his outstanding service in the Canadian Armed Forces, his successful career as a lawyer and honorary posts in a number of organizations.”
The college’s Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies is presented to a recipient who has enhanced or promoted the college’s image and reputation in Ontario or elsewhere; made a significant contribution to society; and achieved noted accomplishments in a particular field of study or applied education. 
General Rohmer took part in D-Day and is a senior Canadian veteran of the battles of Normandy, Belgium and Holland. As Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, he took part in the planning and preparation of the government’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Juno Beach in Normandy in 2014, and was engaged in plans for the in-Holland Canadian celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands in 2015.
He also co-chaired the Ontario advisory committee that created the veterans’ memorial unveiled in September 2006 in front of the provincial legislature at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
A lawyer and member of the Ontario Bar, General Rohmer completed his legal studies at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He remains an active senior member of the Toronto law firm of Rohmer & Fenn, an international and national aviation and commercial litigation practice.
“General Rohmer is an exceptional role model for Georgian students and all Canadians,” said West-Moynes. “Among his many accolades, he is Senior Honorary Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, Honorary Chief of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs and Honorary Chief of Toronto Paramedic Services. For his great service to our country we all owe him a debt of gratitude.”
General Rohmer is author of more than 30 books and a recognized historian who lives in Collingwood. He is also Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Windsor.