An alumnus’s tribute to his program and his family
Marcus Udokang knew that he wanted to go to college to learn about computers. He did his research, and Seneca’s Computer Networking and Technical Support program stood out because it has a co-op. Marcus graduated in 2002 and notes proudly that he’s been employed every day since.
“I actually began working at IBM during my second year,” says Marcus.
To honour the program that launched his career, Marcus has established the Marcus Udokang Computer Science Award for outstanding students in the School of Information and Communications Technology experiencing financial difficulties.
Marcus’s award is available to a student enrolled in the Software Development degree program, and the Computer Networking & Technical Support and Computer Programming & Analysis diploma programs.
“My parents were teachers, so I understand the value of education,” says Marcus, who is now a business analyst in Calgary. “My mom established an award in my dad’s name at his alma mater. I wanted to do the same.”