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Sheridan Student Wins IABC Toronto Student of the Year Award

May 25, 2010

Matthew J. Dudman, a student in Sheridan’s Corporate Communications program, won the IABC/Toronto Student of the Year Award at the 2010 IABC/Toronto Ovation Awards Gala held recently in Toronto.

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2010
Oakville, Ontario


Matthew J. Dudman, a student in Sheridan’s Corporate Communications program, won the IABC/Toronto Student of the Year Award at the 2010 IABC/Toronto Ovation Awards Gala held recently in Toronto.

The IABC/Toronto Student of the Year Award recognizes a student from an accredited institution who demonstrates excellence in communications and the potential to be an all-round future professional. The winner receives a cash prize,certificate, coverage in the IABC/Toronto newsletter - Communicator, and has their work featured in the 2010 Ovation Awards booklet.

“I am really thrilled to have won such a prestigious award,” says Dudman, who was selected based on his news release: “Bridging the gap: PR student looks to make transition.” The judges’ comments noted that his was a “strong and professional entry. We liked the fact that he practiced what he preached and actually runs his own blog.”

Dudman recently completed the Corporate Communications post-graduate certificate program at Sheridan. He previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Enterprise Management from the University of Toronto, as well as a certificate in Digital Communication from Sheridan. He plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Professional Communications as well as certification in project management before launching his full-time career.

IABC/Toronto is the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and is the largest such chapter in the world, with over 1,600 members and some 170 student members. The chapter holds networking and professional development events regularly for members.

Sheridan’s Corporate Communications is a one-year, post-graduate certificate program that prepares skilled business communications professionals for careers across a wide range of sectors. Students in the program build a portfolio, gain real-world experience, and master both practical and theoretical aspects of business communications.