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 cover featuring Dr MaryLynn West-Moynes

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 wearing a red-and-black para ice hockey uniform and black helmet, skates across the ice and handles a puck with their stick.

    People of Georgian: Paralympian shares ‘unreal’ experiences he nearly missed

    Meet Brad Bowden, two-time Georgian alumnus, medal-winning Paralympic athlete, and recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • A square of four images put together, showing the same two people in different images.

    Mother and daughter nursing students head back to school together

    Meet Tonya Kennedy and her daughter, Jess Cos, who are both studying to be nurses at Georgian College.

  • A person with brown hair pulled back, bangs, glasses, brown striped sweater and blue jeans, looks at the camera and stands in front of a wall of 10 colourful paintings.

    People of Georgian: Student uses painting to share autism journey

    Meet Emily Slaght, a student graduating from Georgian’s Fine Arts program this June.

  • A person with short, curly red hair, blue T-shirt with a colourful design on it, and jeans, smiles and holds up two pieces of colourful art in clear wrapping.

    People of Georgian: Artist dreams up future as entrepreneur

    Meet Monica Levac, artist and alumna of Georgian’s Hospitality – Hotel and Resort Operations Management program.

  • One person with black hair, red sweatshirt and black pants, kneels in front of another person with curly, red hair, yellow shirt and pants, in front of a blue backdrop.

    People of Georgian: Alumnus celebrates the weirdness of life

    Meet Dan Hendley, alumnus from Georgian’s Visual Photography and Imaging program.

  • A person with long brown hair and bangs, wearing a black T-shirt, smiles at the camera.

    People of Georgian: ‘Bubbles’ makes full-circle college journey

    Meet Lisa Lavigne, Georgian alumna and Academic Program Assistant at the college’s Owen Sound Campus.

  • 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.

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-sized stories about our students and the Georgian community.

Because of You: Summer 2021

Because of You: Winter 2022

Submit your story ideas

What’s your story?

To share your story, simply fill out this online form, or email us at alumni@georgiancollege.ca.

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

Connect with us

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Advancement and Alumni Relations Office

Alumni Engagement, Room E200
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie ON, Canada
L4M 3X9

Email: alumni@georgiancollege.ca
Phone: 705.722.5173