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A photo of the RDP Alumni Association Board of Directors at Palate 2022. Courtney is the member front, centre right, with long, straight blonde hair and black glasses.

Letter from the RDPAA Board of Directors

What an honour it is to be able to say that we’ve left a mark on Red Deer Polytechnic. As former students, we’ve all called RDP home in one way or another along our journeys.

A photo of Chelsah Thomas on the steps of RDP's Studio Residences.

Energized by Passion

This story originally appeared in the 2018 edition of Notebook magazine.

A group photo from the AGM. Most attendees are pictured.

Recap: 2022 RDPAA Annual General Meeting

On November 23rd, alumni from across Canada came together in a hybrid environment for the Alumni Association Annual General Meeting.  This year’s meeting drew a 1,200% increase in registrations compared to previous years.  We came together to celebrate our accomplishments and

A photo of Lynne Madsen in a festive holiday sweater taken in the front entrance to Red Deer Polytechnic's Main Campus.

Even the smallest kindness counts

I’ve always tried to give back to students at Red Deer Polytechnic because of the help that I received. When I was a student in the final semester of my final year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, I applied for the Student Emergency Bursary.

In this photo, Cory Kaun accepts the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from Sonia Munksgaard, Red Deer Polytechnic Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Cory Kaun - RDP's 2021 Distinguished Alum

At the 2022 Community Awards on October 20, Cory Kaun was named the recipient of Red Deer Polytechnic’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.

In this photo, Ruth Harris accepts the 2021 Alumni Legacy Award from Sonia Munksgaard on behalf of her late husband, Gary W. Harris.

Gary W. Harris - 2021 Alumni Legacy Award recipient

At the 2022 Community Awards on October 20, philanthropist Gary W. Harris was posthumously named the recipient of the 2021 Red Deer Polytechnic Alumni Legacy Award. 

In this photo, Chris Rolida accepts the 2020 Distinguished Alum award from Sonia Munksgaard, Red Deer Polytechnic Alumni Engagement Coordinator.

Chris Rolida - RDP's 2020 Distinguished Alum

At the 2022 Community Awards on October 20, Chris Rolida was recognized with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for his advocacy and passion for increased learning opportunities at Red Deer Polytechnic.  

A photo of Jessica Nelson.

Recognizing Jessica Nelson's exemplary commitment

Jaime Sweet

Finding the right path

Hi there, my name is Jaime Sweet and I am an RDC alum (Medical Lab Assistant, 2019) and a soon-to-be graduate of the

Innovative Answers to Industry Challenges

In the Engineering Technologies Capstone Showcase, graduating Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology students host a public display and presentation of their term projects that exemplify their technical abilities and collaboration in multidisciplinary teams.


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