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Children of Alumni Keep it in the Family

September 23, 2010

Congratulations to Amanda Holyoke and Katelynn Morgan, recipients of the 2010 Children of Alumni Scholarships. They each receive $750 towards their Sheridan education. 

For Media Arts student Amanda Holyoke, Sheridan was not just her first choice but her only choice. “My Dad received an excellent education at Sheridan. I knew it was my best option so I worked hard to meet the requirements,” says Amanda. 

Sheridan is a big part of her family’s life. Amanda’s father Malcolm (Mac) Holyoke (Classical Animation ’83) is a producer/partner at Pipeline Studios Inc. located at Sheridan. Amanda’s mother Suzie is textbook manager at Follett’s, the Trafalgar Campus bookstore, where she has worked for 24 years. Amanda’s younger brother is already making plans to study Computer Science at Sheridan. 

She looks forward to becoming a skilled graduate and building an exciting career in Media Arts. “People who are successful and proud of their college make the best alumni.” 

Katelynn Morgan has been volunteering with children and youth throughout her life so Sheridan’s Child and Youth Worker program was an ideal fit for her. 

“I have the opportunity to work with at-risk youth and their families in a variety of different settings and provide a shelter from the storm for young people,” she says. 

She is enjoying her first year, having worked as a Child and Youth Counsellor at the Salvation Army. “Sheridan faculty are excellent at instilling students with a sense of enthusiasm and passion for their field,” says Katelynn. “Sheridan alumni have had the advantage of a great learning experience with instructors who care.”

Katelynn’s father Glen Morgan (Mechanical Engineering ’83) has been a tool and die maker for the past 16 years. He works for auto parts supplier Polycon Industries in Guelph.