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Benefits and Services

As an Alumni of TRU, you are entitled to some great benefits. Click the link below for a comprehensive list of discounts from our supporters.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

We've got a ton of events for every type of alumni! Check out our events page for a full listing and find an event that's right for you!

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Charter Alumni

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Charter members of TRU Alumni attended in the 1970s and ’80s when TRU was named Cariboo College.

We have recently moved to a new database and discovered information about Charter members is old and out of date — yet they are an important part of our history.


Who are the Charter Alumni?

Alumni News

A Strong Connection: Tom McInulty

   Tuesday, May 17

In the days of Cariboo College when students transferred elsewhere to complete their degrees, Tom McInulty was a young athlete aspiring to be an accountant. He played basketball for two seasons from 1975-1977 before continuing his studies at what was once Dunwoody and Company which morphed into its current, BDO LLP.  Tom became a partner...

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Kicking up a Storm

   Tuesday, May 17

Cassidy began kickboxing when she was a TRU student in Williams Lake back in 2008. A new dojo called Shogun Martial Arts had opened in town and for some time Cassidy was not only training in kickboxing and studying at TRU, but she was also a senior ballet dancer at Maureen Saunders School of Dance at...

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Rethinking Vintage

   Monday, May 2

How One TRU Alumna Thought Outside of the Antique Apple Box Summer is officially upon us and with it comes wedding season. While summer is not the exclusive season of wedded bliss, it is certainly the most popular when it comes to planning the big day. So we thought, who better to profile in this...

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Ten Things You Should Know About the Kamloops Film Festival

   Wednesday, March 2

Lights, Camera, Action! Meet the man behind the Kamloops Film Festival: Dušan Magdolen. Dušan has two degrees from TRU (BA, Theatre Arts ’07 and BBA, Marketing ’07) and he just completed his MBA at Plymouth State University. Dušan was an easy choice for our monthly alumni profile, not simply because he has sat on the...

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