William & Margaret Lydiatt Award is presented to Scott Landry, Mohawk College at OCMC 2010
Scott Landry of Mohawk College is this year’s recipient of the William & Margaret Lydiatt Award. Scott Landry came to the judges’ attention because he took on an event not taught at his college – Sales Management. Landry encouraged his team-mate during event preparation and conducted research on his own to gain expertise in the Sales Management area. He stepped up when it was time to raise funds, sending out an e-mail to solicit team funding an hour after the meeting. He is an incredibly busy student, working part-time in a food distribution centre and taking on new family roles with his three children under 6, while his wife returns to the workforce.
The judges agreed that Scott Landry really demonstrates the work ethic and determination that drove William Lydiatt, and were unanimous in choosing Scott Landry, the first male to receive this award at the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition.
“While the main focus at the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition is traditionally on the students who win the various marketing events, they are far from the only winners. Most OCMC competitors will recall a team-mate whose dedication, encouragement and support means so much to their whole team – these are the William & Margaret Lydiatt Award recipients, ” said David Nowell, Professor, Sheridan School of Business.
The William & Margaret Lydiatt Award is awarded annually to a student who inspires others, puts the spirit of the OCMC competition first by supporting others on their team, and who demonstrates exceptional commitment and integrity to OCMC, and one who has overcome extraordinary adversity and inspires others. The William & Margaret Lydiatt Award was created in 2006 by David Nowell a professor at Sheridan College by way of an inheritance from his relative Margaret Lydiatt, in honour of William Lydiatt, founder of Marketing Magazine. Nowell commissioned the design of the trophy to a winning submission by Sheridan College, Crafts and Design student Nari Poluvan.