College of the Rockies to Launch Alumni Network

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Graham Knipfel (l) discusses College of the Rockies new Alumni Network with College alumnus and Alumni Network Benefits Partner, Mike Adams, owner of Apex Accounting in Cranbrook.

College of the Rockies will be officially launching their new Alumni Network on Thursday, November 7, in conjunction with the College’s annual Open House.

“We are excited to establish the College of the Rockies Alumni Network,” said Graham Knipfel, Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement. “As part of the College’s strategic focus on supporting students and communities, we see this Network as a means to keep our current students, graduates, alumni, and supporters meaningfully connected with each other, and with the College.”

Former College students who join the Network will enjoy deals from local and national Alumni Benefit Partners, including High Country Outdoor Gear and Clothing, Apex Accounting, Steeples Veterinary Clinic, TD Insurance, and Mark’s Canada. Members may also be granted attendance to exclusive networking events, social media groups, job boards, guest speakers, and be provided with professional development or volunteer opportunities, expanding their professional connections.

Knipfel will be joined at the launch by several College alumni, including Mike Adams, CPA, CA, and owner of Apex Accounting.

“The Alumni Network will be a good way to connect with other graduates and to find out what they are doing now. I am excited to be a member,” Adams said. “The College is where I made some of the most important contacts in my life. I got the education I needed for my career, I met my wife there, and I’m still friends with people I went to school with. The College means a lot to me and I am proud that my oldest daughter is now a student there.”

Former College students who register for the Alumni Network at the November 7 Open House will receive a free alumni t-shirt. Registration will also be available post-event online at cotr.ca/alumni

Businesses or organizations interested in becoming an Alumni Benefit Partner can contact alumni@cotr.bc.ca


About College of the Rockies
For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

Heather Jackson
Manager, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies