1998 Alumni of Distinction


Joseph Daniel Electronic Technology, 1995     In addition to serving as an instructor with Durham College, Joseph Daniel also owns Common Ground Automation which provides training in Allen-Bradley automation products to local and international businesses. Daniel chairs the college’s Mechtronics Advisory Committee and played a major role in securing a donation of equipment from Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley for the $12-million Creating Futures campaign.

Thomas Dickerson Business — Marketing, 1974     Thomas Dickerson was recently named president of General Motors Acceptance Company of Canada (GMAC). Over the past 23 years his career at GMAC has taken him from Ontario to British Columbia and Michigan, yet he has always stayed involved in community activities. Dickerson has been active with Scouts Canada and coached the Oshawa Hawkeyes Football Club to a provincial championship.

John Muldoon Public Relations, 1972     A 1972 graduate of the Durham College Public Relations program, John Muldoon is director of Public Affairs for Peel Regional Police. Outside of work, he is very active in numerous committees such as the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Public Relations Committee for Scouts Canada. Muldoon is founder of the Ontario Police Media Relations Network, a board member for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for the Halton/Peel District, a member of Durham College’s Public Relations advisory committee and a member of the Knights of Columbus.