Thompson Rivers University

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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 Events

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We have recently moved to a new database and discovered information about Charter members is old and out of date — yet they are an important part of our history.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

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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James and Emily are the "Pack Leaders" and co-owners of We Love Dogs Daycare and Exercise Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

Leaving Their Careers to the Dogs

   Friday, February 12

Advice on Career Transitions from Two TRU Alumni Who Followed Their Passion James and Emily Price didn’t start their careers with the goal of eventually running a doggy day care. In fact, they started far from it. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, and James has his Red Seal in Welding. However...

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Chris and Dino

Alumni Profile of the Month

   Wednesday, December 2

With over 7500+ Facebook friends combined, TRU Alumni Dino Bernardo (BBA,’97) and Chris Monteleone (BBA, ‘05), owners of the Commodore Grand Café and Lounge have a network worth its weight in gold. After working in the restaurant industry for years both men had aspirations of owning their own business. What they lacked in entrepreneurial experience they made up...

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Jack and Verna

Alumni Difference Makers

   Wednesday, December 2

                            Who: Dr. Jack and Verna (Pepeyla) Miller Occupation:  Jack was a faculty member in TRU’s School of Education from 2000 – 2014 (retired), Verna was most recently Director of Tmixw Research – an Indigenous Research Group (retired). Both served in the military before entering...

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