College Relations

The College Relations department at Okanagan College is responsible for a number of areas that include public relations, media relations, institutional marketing, communications and advertising, social media, website content curation and event promotion and co-ordination (including convocation and various open houses). The department is also responsible for assisting and guiding production of various institutional materials, including the Okanagan College Viewbook and numerous community reports. College Relations personnel will also work to connect external organizations with expert speakers among Okanagan College's faculty and staff.

Convocation and Commencement

Celebrate your graduation from Okanagan College and join in the Convocation and Commencement festivities.

Honorees

Since 2006, OC has bestowed Honorary Fellows designations to deserving individuals as part of Convocation ceremonies.

News

Featured Events

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To cancel or revise your event, email details to Michelle Lowry

Media services

Members of the media can send inquiries to collegerelations@okanagan.bc.ca for response within regular business hours. 

Internal services

Event planning

Successful event planning can make a big difference when it comes to community relations. Read event planning protocols and submit info for inclusion on the college's events calendar.

Social media

Learn social media best practices and how to get started. 

Graphic design

Professional-looking materials for marketing, events and promotions are more successful. Contact College Relations' graphic design team for creative solutions that uphold OC brand standards.

Meet the team

Jennifer Goodwin

Associate Vice President, College Relations
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4534
Jenn Goodwin

Tyler Finley

Associate Director, College Relations
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4211
Tyler Finley, Associate Director

Michelle Lowry

Executive Assistant
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5473 ext. 4649

Kevin Parnell

Associate Director, College Relations
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445

Marketing Specialists

Simone Blais

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4945
Simone Blais headshot

Andrea Dodd

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Continuing Studies
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4863
Public Affairs - Andrea Dodd

Graphic Design

John Wecels

Senior Graphic Design
Office: Centre For Learning 501D
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4467

Lenard Nickel

Graphic Design
Office: Centre For Learning 501C
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4668

Web Development and Content

Kim Fukushima

Web Developer and Content Manager
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4526
Public Affairs - Kim Fukushima

Alumni Association

Ginger Albrecht

Alumni Relations Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4214