Kwantlen Students Receive Support from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset

Wed, Apr 20, 2011

Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset Past President and Secretary, Linda Coyle, presents Kwantlen Chief Advancement Officer, Jeff Norris, with donation alongside current Rotary President, James Westmacott

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Kwantlen Students Receive Support from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset

SURREY, BC – (April 20, 2011) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Foundation received a $1,500 contribution toward their endowment fund from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. The fund supports a student in a Faculty of Humanities program and will provide an award in the amount of $1,000 to a resident or graduate of a Richmond secondary school.

"We are committed to supporting education in the community," stated James Westmacott, president of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. "We feel strongly that supporting students pursuing their education at Kwantlen leads to a more vibrant business community."

This contribution from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset recognizes and reaffirms Kwantlen's long-term partnership with the club.

"Rotary has long been an ardent supporter of Kwantlen and continuously demonstrates the value they place on education," commented Jeff Norris, chief advancement officer. "We are very proud of the commitment the Richmond Sunset Rotary club has made to our University."

The Kwantlen Foundation was established in 2000 and raises funds in support of the University's students, projects and programs.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about the endowment fund or Kwantlen Foundation, contact:
Jeff Norris
Chief Advancement Officer
Tel: 604.599.2264


For more information about Kwantlen, contact:
Joanne Saunders
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2243