Friday, October 10, 2014

Annual Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award presented to Stephanie Young

Mechtild Hoppenrath (L) and Stephanie Young
The third annual Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award for excellence in magazine and web publishing was presented Thursday night to Stephanie Young. The award is given each year to a student nearing completion of the magazine and web publishing certificate in the memory of the longtime academic coordinator of the Magazine and Web Publishing program at Ryerson University's Chang School. The award was presented by Oberdorf's wife, Mechtild Hoppenrath at the Leaders in Learning awards event.

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.The annual $1,000 merit award was created following Oberdorf's death in September 2011. (see below for information on contributing to the fund.)

Nico Mara-McKay
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Also presented was the Terri DeRose Memorial Award in Circulation Management to Nico Mara-McKay. The award recognizes an excellent student who has completed a course addressing the topic of magazine circulation management and was established by the Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) honouring Terri DeRose's significant contribution to the circulation management profession as vice-president of consumer marketing at Transcontinental Media. 

Contributions may still be made to the fund supporting the Charles Oberdorf Award fund; the larger the endowment, the more awards may be given. Tax-receiptable donations may be made online at *Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award
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
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Anonymous Greg MacNeil said...

Charles was a gentle man. Terri was a pistol. Both were great at what they did. We had fun while producing great magazines.

Both were part of the all star team that we assembled for Multi-Vision Publishing before becoming St. Joseph Media.

I'm so happy to have shared part of my magazine journey with them.

I smile when I think of our time together.

Greg MacNeil

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