Sheridan business grad, Michelle John, wins Premier’s Award

PSB is celebrating the success of a Sheridan business alumni who took home a College Ontario Premier’s Award in November. 

Michelle John, a graduate of the Legal Office Administration program in 1990, won in the Community Services category for her work as a fire and life safety education officer with the City of Brampton.

John, who worked her way up from an administrative assistant, today organizes information sessions in malls and community centres and visits schools, seniors’ homes and residences to increase awareness about fire safety. What’s more, she is a role model for women and visible minorities who aspire to similar leadership positions in the community.

“When I got accepted at Sheridan as a student, I never thought there’d be a day when I’d receive an award in recognition of my work,” said the Trinidad & Tobago-born single mother of three upon receiving the honour on Nov. 18. “I hope this award inspires women of colour to see the value in working hard and the value in investing in themselves through college education.

A total of 125 Ontario community college graduates were up for honours in categories ranging from business and health sciences to community service and the performing arts. 

In all, six Sheridan alumni from across the college were nominated for Premier’s Awards, including music promoter Derrick Ross, a 1986 Business Marketing graduate.

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