The Redeemer Alumni Association is the official organization of former students and is governed by an appointed Alumni Council that abides by a Constitution and By-Laws. The Alumni Council acts in an advisory capacity and, together with the Director of Strategic Relations, they develop programs and opportunities for alumni to connect with each other, current students and the university.

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Mission Statement

To connect alumni to one another and to Redeemer University College in ways that are mutually beneficial

Alumni Association Programs

The Alumni Award Fund provides $5,000 annually in student awards: one $2,000 Leadership Award and two $1,500 Leadership Bursaries. As the endowment fund grows, we will be able to provide additional awards.

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The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in his or her field of enterprise, while demonstrating Christian commitment in his or her work and the community. Anyone may nominate a Redeemer alumnus. Nominations are accepted annually from March 1 – April 15. Read award criteria and submit a nomination form.


rampThe Redeemer Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP) brings together alumni, students and faculty for panel and small group discussions. Alumni mentor students who are planning future careers and/or post-grad education in their discipline.


Alumni Council Members:

President, Kristel Bulthuis ’06
Vice President, Nick Janssen ’12
Co-Secretary, Luke McKee ’14
Co-Secretary, Leanna Petrusma ’18
Member at large, Danica Thomsen ’15
Member at large, Aren Plante ’19
Member at large, Jacqueline Slater ’15
Member at large/representative to the Board, Lloyd Rang ’89
Student Senate representative, Samuel Vanderputte (non-voting)
Redeemer University staff representative, Christine Giancola ’09 (non-voting)

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Alumni Council Elections

  • Each year, we ask our members to nominate fellow Redeemer Alumni to stand for election for Alumni Council. Member involvement in the election is critical to growing a strong Council and Association.
  • Requirements:
    • Must be a member in good standing

Applications for Alumni Council are now closed. The second annual Alumni Council election will run next May,2020.

Alumni Council Documents

Redeemer Alumni Association Constitution and Bylaws
Appendix A – Alumni Council Commitment Statement
AC Minutes November 24, 2015
AC Minutes January 19, 2016
AC Minutes March 29, 2016
AC Minutes June 13, 2016
AC Minutes September 29, 2016
AC Minutes January 29, 2017
AC Minutes June 12, 2017