Friday, October 11, 2013

Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award made to student Angie Mattison

Angie Mattison, flanked by Anya Oberdorf and Mechtild Hoppenrath
The Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award for excellence in magazine and web publishing was presented on Thursday evening at Ryerson University to Angie Mattison. Mattison is a part-time student nearing the completion of the magazine and web publishing certificate. The award was presented by Oberdorf's wife, Mechtild Hoppenrath, and his daughter, Anya Oberdorf. 

The annual $1,000 merit award was created following Oberdorf's death in September 2011 and the first such award was given out last year. Friends and family continue to contribute* to a fund in the memory of the longtime coordinator of the Chang School's magazine and web publishing program. Oberdorf was equally well-known as a writer, editor, teacher and passionate advocate for the magazine form. During his some 18 years teaching at Ryerson, he shared his professional skills with his students, and imbued them with his own love of story-telling and journalism.

*Contributions may still be made; the larger the endowment, the more awards may be given. Tax-receiptable donations may be made online at
For those who wish to contribute by cheque it may be mailed to:
Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award
c/o Maureen Sheridan, Associate Director of Development
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, CED 613
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
416 979-5184
sheridan@gwemail.ryerson.ca
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**If you have difficulty with the online link above, the following can be typed into your browser:  https://ruonline.ryerson.ca/ccon/new_gift.do?action=newGift&giving_page_id=23

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Also given Thursday night as part of Leaders in Learning, the Chang School annual awards, was the Terri DeRose Memorial Award in Circulation Management  to magazine and web publishing student Nicole Edwards. The award was created by the Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and honours Terri DeRose's significant contribution and leadership in circulation management.  

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