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Posted: October 23, 2019

College of the Rockies starting Alumni Network

Alumni Benefit Partners offer discounts and services to members

College of the Rockies will be officially launching its 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 [email protected]

Lead image: 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. Photo submitted

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