Envision Financial donates $50,000 to KPU's Faculty of Community and Health Studies in Langley

Sun, May 26, 2013

  • Envision Financial donates $50,000 to KPU's Faculty of Community and Health Studies in Langley
Left to right: Jeff Norris, Chief Advancement Officer, KPU, Tru Freeman, Dean, Community & Health Studies, KPU,
Alan Davis, President & Vice-Chancellor, KPU, Alysha Rogers, KPU nursing student,
David Lanphear, Vice President, Commercial Banking & Insurance, Envision Financial,
Caroline Wedge, Assistant Vice President, Sales & Service, Envision Financial,
Shelley Besse, President, Envision Financial, Crystal Zhuang, Assistant Branch Manager, Langley City Location, Envision Financial.

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Metro Vancouver, BC – On May 27, 2013, Envision Financial announced a $50,000 contribution to KPU's Faculty of Community and Health Studies. KPU has always been known for its experiential learning philosophy, and this gift from Envision Financial will provide much needed equipment and technology to further enhance education. 

“At Envision Financial, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in our local communities and partnering with other local organizations who share our commitment,” said Shelley Besse, President, Envision Financial. “That’s why we are proud to provide this donation to KPU’s Community and Health Studies Building. We applaud the University’s commitment to healthcare excellence and we know that this new building will ensure that tomorrow’s leaders receive an exceptional educational experience.”

Envision Financial has generously supported KPU’s programs in the past, donating more than $200,000 to KPU since 1990.

“We are thrilled once again to be the recipient of a substantial donation from Envision Financial,” said KPU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Davis. “Envision Financial understands the key role that higher education plays in creating healthy and happy communities, and through this gift, KPU is honoured to be recognized for the work we do to contribute to our region.”

In September 2012, KPU moved its Faculty of Community and Health Studies exclusively to the Langley campus into a facility boasting more than 2500 square metres of teaching and administrative space. With four state-of-the-art simulation labs and a brand new home care lab, more than 600 students can blend theory with practice in a safe learning environment. The faculty has earned a reputation for providing the best possible education for nursing, psychiatric nursing, health care assistants, health administration unit clerks and special education teaching assistants.

KPU 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, 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. www.kpu.ca

Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, with 40 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.1 billion in assets under administration, more than 171,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For eight years running, Envision Financial was named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada. Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information, visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.


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