1999 Alumni of Distinction


Sheri Cooper Advertising Administration, 1985     Sheri Cooper’s 14-year career led to her current position as broadcast director at Media Buying Services TMC in Toronto. Cooper has maintained active contact with the college, taking on students through the field placement program and most recently, becoming a member of the Advertising Administration advisory committee. Cooper supports a North York women’s shelter, the United Way and various food banks.

David Fletcher Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1984     David Fletcher has enjoyed a distinguished career as a business professor at Durham College since 1986 and serving as chair of the Alumni Association for two years. Outside of work, Fletcher is involved in a number of community groups such as the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Oshawa Curling Club and Scouts Canada.

Christina Komel Early Childhood Education, 1987     Christina Komel is entering her 10th year as supervisor and owner of Little People’s Play School Inc. in Ajax, Ontario. She has maintained a close relationship with Durham College, returning to enrol in Business Administration and Early Childhood Administration programs. Komel gives her extra time to the Girl Guides of Canada, Resources for Exceptional Children and other organizations.

William Shepherd Business Administration — Industrial, 1973     William Shepherd’s career has spanned a number of progressively important positions to his current role as director of Board and Member Services for the Ontario Real Estate Association. Having hired at least six Durham College graduates, Shepherd is an ardent college supporter. He has been involved in a number of community organizations, including Whitby Big Brothers, Faith Place and Little Ark Day Care in Oshawa and Homes for Hope in London, Ontario.