KPU receives $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Langley

Sun, Jan 20, 2013
Rotary Club of Langley
(L-R) Garth Hansen (President, Rotary Club of Langley) with Dr. Alan Davis (President and Vice-Chancellor, KPU)

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January 21, 2013

KPU receives $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Langley in recognition of generous benefactor

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – On January 16, the Rotary Club of Langley presented $25,000 to Dr. Alan Davis, president and vice-chancellor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) during the annual inter-club meeting of the four Rotary Clubs that serve the Langley community. This donation will endow a scholarship in memory of Marion Laurie, a generous benefactor to the club, and support students studying community and health studies at KPU with an annual award of $1,250 being available in perpetuity.

Dr. Alan Davis served as special guest speaker during the event and opened his remarks by acknowledging the important work being accomplished by these clubs. “By supporting education the Rotary Club of Langley continues to have tremendous impact on lives that are transformed by the power of a university education,” said Dr. Davis. “That impact grows exponentially as those transformed individuals go on to serve our communities as successful global citizens.”

“We are very proud of our nearly 20 year partnership with Kwantlen, supporting youth to achieve a university education is one of the best ways we can give back to our communities by providing support to our future leaders and citizens,” said Garth Hansen, president, Rotary Club of Langley. 

The Rotary Club of Langley, established in 1958, has a long-standing partnership with KPU and is a generous supporter of the institution. This latest contribution brings the Club’s total donation to KPU to nearly $64,000, all in support of numerous scholarships and awards provided to students on an annual basis. For more information about the Club, visit

In September 2012 KPU moved its faculty of community and health studies exclusively to the Langley campus into a facility boasting more than 2500 m2 of teaching and administrative space. Accepting more than 600 learners annually, the faculty of community and health studies strives to provide the best possible education for nursing, psychiatric nursing, health care assistants, health administration unit clerks and special education teaching assistants. For more information visit

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 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 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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