GPRC Celebrates 50 Years of Student Success!
More than 50 years ago, community leaders in our region had a vision to bring post-secondary education to northwestern Alberta. A vision that led to Grande Prairie Regional College opening its doors to serve the first class of 119 students in 1966. An enrolment number more than three times the 35 students expected. Today, GPRC serves 10,000 students per year with a wide range of certificate or diploma options, trades programs, university studies and collaborative degree programs with four-year universities.
GPRC is committed to serving post-secondary education needs in its stewardship region, offering an encompassing learning environment designed for student success. Grande Prairie Regional College is just as vital now as it was 50-years ago, and will continue to build and serve the educational needs of people in northwestern Alberta and beyond for the next 50 years.
Learn more about the history of GPRC >
We've had a great time digitizing old
GPRC yearbooks and hope you will have as
much fun flipping through them!
Check your local newspaper!
50 years ago the inauguration of Grande Prairie Regional College was recognized with a special section in the newspaper.
To honour the past 50 years of student success at GPRC, we've teamed up with the Daily Herald-Tribune to bring you a new special section, complete with the original supplement from 1966!
This new supplement will be distributed in local newspapers during the last weeks of November 2016. If you don't receive one, we'll have some on-campus so drop by Community Relations and get yours.