Sunday, July 14, 2024

Partnership at its best!

Message from VP, Industry and Community Engagement

Working with community and industry partners has always been a passion of mine and since taking on this role with the college almost one year ago, I continue to experience first-hand what partnership means and why it is so important to College of the North Atlantic to ensure student success.

Working directly with the alumni and advancement team, I have learned that our graduates are valued partners as they embark on their careers and grow to become the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in our communities.

Each year, College of the North Atlantic celebrates more than 2,500 new alumni who are moving forward with their credentials and taking the next steps in their life ambitions. CNA is focused on staying connected and supporting these graduates and looks forward to building new partnerships in the years to come.

As partners in advancement, our donors continue to contribute to CNA and our students’ successes in many new ways. We disperse over $400,000 annually in awards across the province as a result of their donations, and their significant in-kind support provides valuable training tools and upgrades to support enhanced student engagement and learning. We are very thankful for all those who give generously to the college.

Looking ahead, we will continue to seek out opportunities for further growth and engagement, and will continue to reach out to our alumni and donors as we strive to make College of the North Atlantic the best learning environment for the thousands of students who enroll every year in our many courses and program offerings.

As I continue to work with partners in the international fields, applied research and innovation, contract training and the alumni and advancement office, I am very encouraged by the breadth and depth of our partnerships and I looking forward to what may be on the horizon.

We look forward to working with our partners to ensure CNA is providing quality education, training, and community and industry assistance to support our advancing economy.


Robin Walters,

Vice President, Industry and Community Engagement

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Glenda Tompkins
Glenda Tompkins
Glenda is a 20-year marketing and communications veteran currently specializing in photography/videography and social media management. She has garnered multiple awards for her innovative, strategic campaigns at CNA. Her experience includes writing, editing, graphic design, event planning, and more. When she’s not reviewing social media engagement analytics, she enjoys spending quality time with her young family.


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