RDC receives donation for program development

  • Oct. 24, 2012 3:13 p.m.

Red Deer College business students are on the receiving end of a donation from Servus Credit Union who will donate a cumulative amount of $220,000 to the College.

In 2009, a $50,000 donation was made by Servus that created the Servus Credit Union Leadership Scholarship, benefitting two students each year with a $1,500 award. In 2011, another $170,000 was pledged by Servus that supports the Donald School of Business, including program development and a brand new Distinguished Speaker Series to launch in the spring of 2013.

Though this donation was made in 2011, it has become effective with the start-up of the 2012/2013 academic year.

“Servus’ major contribution will not only help to facilitate program development at the DSB, but it will also enable students to engage with notable business leaders as speakers from both local, and perhaps national and worldwide, business communities. We are thrilled to have these opportunities made possible,” said Joel Ward, president and CEO, RDC.

This donation will allow the Donald School of Business to further its vision and aspiration to be the prominent business school in the province known for a practical approach to teaching and learning.

“Servus is pleased to donate $220,000 over four years to Red Deer College as part of our partnership with the Donald School of Business,” said Garth Warner, president and CEO of Servus Credit Union. “This is the largest donation to a post-secondary school in our 74 year history, and we are delighted to assist with training and educational opportunities here in central Alberta.”

With a portion of the Servus donation directed towards program development, the DSB has been ignited with new ideas that all started with the upcoming annual Distinguished Speaker Series.

The speakers featured throughout the series will be business leaders who stimulate ideas, encourage action, challenge thinking and inspire creativity for RDC students. The series is meant to inspire and draw attention to the power of small and medium enterprise.

Through planning and hands-on leadership opportunities, business students will be able to volunteer and have an in depth role during these events – all part of what the Donald School of Business encourages — real-world practice.

-Fawcett

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