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Alumni Services

Welcome to Confederation College Alumni Services. As of June 2013, there are over 32,000 Confederation College Alumni located across the country and around the world. Join us and stay connected to fellow Alumni, upcoming events, services, opportunities specifically geared towards our graduates and much more!

Alumni Services

Alumni Services provides benefits to our Alumni, organizes special events and assists at Convocation. 


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FEATURE STORY

I’m connected! Are You?

As our Alumni services grow, there are more and more ways to get connected with your alma mater and fellow alumni, as well as more benefits to access. We found a few Alumni who have connected with us and are keeping their Confederation pride alive. 

Kerry Kotlarchuk

Kerry Kotlarchuk graduated from the Aviation Manufacturing Engineering Technology program in 1985. Since then he has worked in his field, earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, travelled to and lived in some exciting places in Europe and Asia, started a family and discovered a love of teaching. Now living in Toronto, Kerry teaches business to high school students, many of whom are international students, at Fieldstone King’s College School.

Kerry has been an active alumnus, especially in the last year. He has stayed connected to his fellow classmates through an annual memorial BBQ to remember a classmate lost too soon, and has given back to Confederation through donations of support for student bursaries and awards. He subscribes to our newsletter, is a member of both our Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups, and in the fall of 2014, joined in for the first Alumni event hosted in Toronto. Kerry also volunteered to participate in the Ontario College Information Fair in Toronto to share his College experience with potential students.

     “My college experience holds a very strong place in my heart,” said Kerry. “It felt like family and it still does. If you’re not involved, get involved. It will rekindle all of the wonderful moments and memories from this very important part of your life. If you are involved, get others involved so you can watch them smile from reliving their college days.”

Mary McGarry couldn’t agree more. A graduate of the class of 1976 in the Registered Nursing program, Mary has attended and helped to organize several class reunions. Now based in London, Ontario, she is gearing up for the 40th anniversary of her class (May of 2016) and has been working diligently to reconnect with each and every classmate. She’s found Alumni across Canada and the United States, and one member as far away as Norway.

      “We were a tight group with a lot of really close friendships and great laughs,” she said. “We have a lot of fun sharing all of the stories we remember and enjoy the camaraderie. Getting reconnected is a really nice way to remember the old days and share our individual journeys with each other. We speak the same language and have similar life experiences; it’s nice to know a few more people who are going through the same things like grandchildren and retirement.”

Mary has had a rewarding and successful career as a nurse, finding a passion for work in mental health, and is looking forward to retiring in September. In addition to her reunion efforts, she is connected to Confederation Alumni through our newsletter and Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Hopefully these stories have inspired you to get connected or to get even more involved if you already have. There are a variety of ways to participate from simply joining our group on Facebook or LinkedIn to attending and volunteering at Alumni events.

      “Getting connected to the Confederation College Alumni is all about networking; whether you’re looking for a job or a friendship. I’m always checking Facebook to see what’s coming up” says Laurie Kivi, graduate of the General Secretarial Arts program, 1986 and first-year student in the Tourism-Travel and Eco-Adventure program.

Tell us what you think

Do you have ideas of your own about what you would like to see Alumni Services bring to the membership? We would love to hear from you!


Telephone: (807) 475-6460
Toll-Free: 1 800 465-5493 (in ON and MB)
Email alumni@confederationc.on.ca 


Our Alumni Program is designed to make our graduates always feel connected and welcome at Confederation College, even after their student days are over. Events are one way. Events are in the works and you can read about them in future editions of this new quarterly newsletter.

photo of alumni pinAnother way is by wearing an Alumni Pin. During the past year, we’ve been giving them to alumni at the President’s Breakfast, company coffee break events, and other alumni gatherings. The card attached says it all – we hope you wear this pin with pride and stay connected to Confederation College.

That sums up what “alumni” means to me: the pride and the awareness of belonging to something bigger. The Alumni Pin is a nice reminder of that. If you haven’t gotten yours already, contact me and I’ll update your information and send you out your own personal Alumni Pin.


Confederation College Alumni Services strives to work in partnership with past, present and future students by providing ongoing representation and service to current students and graduates. We continually work to instill a sense of pride among graduates and the community while continuing to grow and develop. Help us stay connected to you. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or contact us by email. We would love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to ensure your contact information is up-to-date so we can keep you in the loop about all the exciting things happening at Confederation College.


Tell Us What You’re Up To ...

We want to include your story (with pictures if you like) in a new “Where Are They Now?” section. Tell us your story, or send your comments and questions to alumni@confederationc.on.ca

 

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