The chosen three representing DC

What do a nurse, a journalist and a plumber all have in common? They’ve all been nominated for Colleges Ontario’s 2018 Premier’s Award.

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann who graduated in 1988 from DC’s Registered Nursing program, Manjula Selvarajah, a 2014 graduate of the Journalism – Print and Broadcast program and Brandon Bird, a 2012 DC graduate as a Level 3 Plumber Apprentice are among 118 nominees for the Premier’s Award.

The event recognizes notable alumni of Ontario colleges. The DC alumni were chosen for their career success relating to their college program and the impacts they have made in their communities.

There are seven categories. DC’s three nominees represent three of the seven groupings.

Sunstrum-Mann is in the Health Services category, Selvarajah was nominated in the Recent Graduate category and Bird for the Apprenticeship category.

Sunstrum-Mann is currently the CEO of Grandview Children’s Centre. She has worked in senior leadership roles at various Ontario hospitals.

Selvarajah is an associate producer for CBC, who advocates for the Tamil community, with a focus on feminist movements.

Bird is the CEO of Bird Mechanical Ltd. He took over the company in 2016 as the youngest CEO ever in the company.

The 2018 Premier’s Awards gala takes place Monday Nov. 26 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

– With files from Madison Gulenchyn