Evan Gorman, Georgian alumnae stands beside a police cruiser.

Alumni stories

Graduate success stories and news

Every Georgian graduate, student, staff, faculty and friend of our college has a story to tell, and we love to share their stories!


Stay informed with the print and digital editions of our biannual GeorgianView magazine, as well as monthly e-newsletters.


GeorgianView magazine, spring 2021 cover page

GeorgianView magazine

GeorgianView magazine is the official publication of the Georgian College Alumni Association, keeping our community connected with each other and to the college. It’s distributed free of charge each spring to Georgian graduates and friends of our college.

GeorgianView magazine, fall 2021 cover page

GeorgianView digital edition

The GeorgianView digital supplement is the Georgian College Alumni Association’s digital publication in a short, interactive format. The publication is distributed each fall by email to Georgian graduates and friends of our college.

The Loop

Keeping alumni in The Loop

Monthly e-newsletter

The Loop is a monthly e-newsletter intended to keep Georgian College graduates updated and in the loop. It is designed to keep graduates connected with one another and to our college, and to support lifelong learning and career development.

Inspirational alumni

Meet some of Georgian’s inspirational alumni

Be inspired by the accomplishments with this collection of featured alumni stories. Read more amazing stories like these ones.

  • A person with long brown hair and beard, circular sunglasses, shirtless, and orange jacket, grimaces while holding up three fingers on one hand.

    People of Georgian: Student by day, wrestler by night

    Meet Corbin Crawford-Joslin, alumnus from Georgian’s Advertising and Marketing Communications program.

  • A person with short, brown hair and wearing blank pants and a navy T-shirt and face mask stands next to a cat mascot wearing a blue cap with the letter "B" on it, in front of a food truck that says Foodiez Barrie.

    People of Georgian: Aviation student launches food truck after co-op in Nunavut

    Meet Sachin Sharma, alumnus from Georgian’s Aviation Management program and owner/operator of Foodiez food truck in Barrie.

  • A person with brown hair and dressed in a paramedic uniform sits in the back of an ambulance with two children on their lap, all of them smiling at the camera.

    People of Georgian: One comment changed the course of Paramedic student’s life

    Dustyn Paton, an alumnus and current student in Georgian’s Advanced Care Paramedic program.

  • Two photos superimposed together, showing the same athlete wearing a white swim cap and black goggles swimming across a pool, on the left, and in a wheelchair with brown hair in a ponytail, wearing a red jersey and black shorts and holding a basketball and looking up, on the right.

    People of Georgian: Paralympian finds ‘pure happiness’ in sports despite setbacks

    Meet Darda Sales, Georgian alumna, and Paralympian gold and silver medalist and World Champion swimmer and wheelchair basketball player.

  • A person wearing a purple Hawaiian shirt smiles at the camera in a selfie while standing outside.

    People of Georgian: Family’s key to ‘the good life’ for events coordinator

    Meet Beedahsiga Elliott, Events Coordinator with Georgian’s Indigenous Services and a three-time Georgian alumnus.

  • Two people stand and one crouches and holds a golf club on a golf course next to a hole and golf ball.

    Golfing this weekend? Georgian alumnus launches golf safety device during pandemic

    Meet James Skrypec, a Georgian alumnus, who helped launch Pin Caddy, a device aimed at helping make golfing safer.

  • Sarah hugs her mother Shelley on convocation day

    Daughter begins nursing career as mother fights for her life in ICU

    “It makes me kind of emotional thinking about it because Mother’s Day was the last time I saw my mom before she went into the hospital. This has definitely made us closer."

  • Person smiles at the camera.

    People of Georgian: Watching police movies with dad inspires alumnus’ career path

    Meet Const. Wazeer Rahiman, a Georgian alumnus and police officer with the South Simcoe Police Service.

  • A headshot of a person looking at the camera.

    People of Georgian: Instructor finds support – and second career – as mature student

    Meet Marco D’Intino, Georgian alumnus and part-time Academic Technologist at the college’s Owen Sound Campus.

  • A person smiles at the camera in a selfie.

    People of Georgian: Indigenous Studies co-ordinator connects with students through virtual reality

    Meet Michele O’Brien, Georgian College alumna and Co-op Experience Consultant with the college’s Indigenous Studies programs.

  • A person sits at a table and smiles at the camera.

    People of Georgian: Alumna inspired to rewrite her life story at college

    Meet Alasoba (Lala) Kelsy-Braide, alumna of Georgian’s Child and Youth Care program.

  • A person smiles at the camera.

    People of Georgian: Alumna’s hunger for higher education propels her from ‘humble beginnings’

    Meet Roxann Whittingham, Georgian alumna. She recently created a scholarship for Black students studying at Georgian.

Impact reports

Economic impact reports

Georgian alumni add $1.4 billion to regional economy

Thousands of alumni are employed in the Georgian catchment area. As a result of their education, they receive higher earnings and increase the productivity of the businesses that employ them.

According to a recent economic impact study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), in fiscal year 2019-20, Georgian alumni generated $1.4 billion in added income for the regional economy, which is equivalent to supporting 19,262 jobs.

Donor impact report

Your support is changing lives of Georgian students

Because of you is a way to keep in touch at the start of each semester so donors can learn how their support is changing lives, through bite-size stories about our students and the Georgian community. 

Submit your story ideas

What’s your story?

To share your story, simply fill out this online form, or email us at [email protected].

Share your own story ideas or tell us about the people in your alumni network that are inspiring you!

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Alumni Engagement, Room E200
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Barrie ON, Canada
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Phone: 705.728.1968, ext. 1214