News Archives: GPRC Forms Alumni Advisory Council
Monday, November 9th, 2020
GPRC Forms Alumni Advisory Council.
Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) is pleased to announce the formation of the GPRC Alumni Advisory Council.
Guided by GPRC’s goal of building sustainable communities, the Council will establish strategies to strengthen alumni engagement, enrich alumni connections, create greater awareness of GPRC and its programming, enhance student experience by offering insights into programing, and inclusivity and advance alumni-giving initiatives. The Council’s work will be critical to the growth of mutually beneficial relationships between community partners and GPRC.
“I am excited to work with the College and other alumni on this new council. It is imperative for future learners at GPRC and our entire community that we find ways to engage with our alumni to ensure they can continue to be a part of the success of our college long after they have completed their studies. This is a time of unprecedented change in our province but the new 5GPRC strategy will set us up well into the future and our alumni can be a big part of that,” said Lydell Torgerson, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council.
The Council will be comprised of GPRC alumni who believe in the importance of maintaining strong relationships with their alma mater and its stakeholders. Working with the GPRC executive, and the current students of GPRC, the Alumni Advisory Council will leverage their expertise, to propel GPRC forward in becoming the northern centre of excellence in post-secondary education in Alberta. The Council will meet quarterly to serve as the voice of GPRC alumni and build a strong sense of community within the College’s stewardship region.
“Engaging and partnering with our alumni provides an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the College through our most valuable resource, our people,” said Dr. Robert Murray, GPRC President and CEO. “By creating a conduit of connection and conversation between alumni and our community, we will foster stronger relationships, identify opportunities for economic development, and support our students by offering comprehensive acumen into post graduate career opportunities.”