October 31, 2015

Outstanding Seneca Graduates Nominated for Ontario Premier’s Awards

by Perdita Felicien

Outstanding Graduates Nominated for Ontario Premier’s Awards

The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution college graduates make in Ontario and throughout the world.

The Awards, launched in 1992 to mark the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s colleges, are administered byColleges Ontario. Presented annually in six categories, the recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s 24 colleges.

Nominees must demonstrate outstanding career success related to their college experience and have made a significant contribution to their community.

Every year, up to six noteworthy Seneca alumni are nominated for this prestigious award. The outstanding nominees for this year’s Premier’s Award include:

Recent Graduate


Perdita Felicien is a two-time Olympian, 10-time Canadian champion and world champion hurdler, who, upon retiring from competition, entered into a second career as a broadcaster, motivational speaker and writer. A graduate of Seneca’s Broadcast Journalism Summer Institute, Perdita’s broadcasting career includes sports and community affairs coverage with CBC, TSN, CHCH Hamilton and Global Television. She is a volunteer with many organizations that promote sports, including Right To Play and Count Me In. Perdita has been named Canada’s and Ontario’s Female Athlete of the Year and received the Keys to the City of Pickering and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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