The Sales and Marketing Program was proud to present Fernando de Gama Olievera with the 2017 Tyler Santing Spirit Award on June 9, 2017. Tyler was an exceptional student whose endearing personality and spirit had a huge impact on his classmates in the Sales and Marketing Program. He proudly represented Niagara College at the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition, winning 2nd place in the Advertising Campaign Case Event and also was involved in our ENACTUS Club. Tyler will always be remembered for his high energy, enthusiasm, smile and his ability to make others smile. The Tyler Santing Spirit award was established by a donation from a student in his class, and supported by the Santing family. The award is meant to recognize a student in Sales & Marketing that has contributed positively to the program culture and environment, just as Tyler did.
Fernando de Gama Olievera, the recipient of this year’s award, brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to every day. As an International Student coming to Niagara, he embraced the School of Business learning experience from the very start and quickly became an active participant in the classroom environment as well as the School of Business as a whole. He volunteered as a Student Assistant, in the International Department, represented Niagara as a participant in the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition Team, and even donned our school mascot costume at the competition. While at school, Fernando worked several part-time jobs in sales and marketing, at the same time as maintaining excellent grades and above all else, always coming to campus with a smile on his face. His positive approach and way at looking at life is infectious and added a lot to the program culture for students in the Sales & Marketing program. We are also happy to report that not only is Fernando a graduate of the Sales and Marketing Program, he is now also a colleague, as he was just hired by Niagara College as the International Student Recruitment Regional Manager for the Americas.
Fernando received his award from Rick Santing, Tyler’s father and was also joined by the two previous Tyler Santing Award recipients, Fred Donkor (2015 Winner) and Marc Calaguiro (2016 Winner).