Algonquin launches 50th anniversary website
Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Algonquin College has launched a 50th anniversary website where employees, students, alumni and the public can explore the celebration plans and make their own contributions to the Algonquin story.
Photographs and videos enliven the site and offer a glimpse into the College’s first 50 years, and a 50th anniversary video features alumni Jeff Mauler and Scott Rush, the hosts of the Hot 89.9 morning show and Michael O’Byrne, CTV News at Noon anchor, and other alumni.
“This site is a place where we will tell our story, and the great stories of our alumni, and I hope everyone connected with the College will take the time to check it out,” said Scott Anderson, the College’s Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations and the co-chair of the 50th anniversary committee. “More than that, I hope they’ll celebrate with us as we look back to our beginnings and forward to another 50 great years.”
The site includes an events listing page, a news page, and a page that describes each decade’s legacy to the College and features a photograph from the time. The College opened in 1967 with the merger of the Ontario Vocational Centre, which was located on what is now the Ottawa campus, and the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, following the formation of the college system in Ontario.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Algonquin College Alumni & Friends Network is calling for “everyday success stories” from Algonquin College graduates, who number more than 160,000, and stories can be submitted through the website. A selection committee will review them and share them with the College community.
To check out the site, go to algonquincollege/50.
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