News Archives: GPRC Takes First Steps to University Status
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
GRANDE PRAIRIE – History was made today at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC).
The College hosted the Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, for a special announcement regarding the future of post-secondary education in the region.
It was announced today that GPRC will begin the process of granting its own degrees. The College will remain a comprehensive community institution that honours Trades, Diplomas and Certificates but will now also embark on a new journey meeting the demand of the region's learners.
“Today represents the fulfillment of a 50-year old dream in our region,” said Don Gnatiuk, GPRC President and CEO. "The dream that allows our students to finish their post-secondary education in the place that they started – at home.”
Read the official news release from the Government of Alberta here.
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