Years 1980 to 1989 25th Anniversary

   Launi Skinner

Business Administration Diploma, 1985

After spending more a decade as a senior executive at Starbucks, Launi Skinner returned to Canada in 2008 and is now the CEO at First West Credit Union.  Named one of “Four Women to Watch” by Fortune magazine and “Best Canadian Executive” by the Stevie Awards, Launi is blazing trails all over the place.  Click HERE to read about Launi’s career experience and to get her advice on what she looks for in her team members. 

Jacki Hoffman-Zehner

Associate of Arts, 1984

Even before she started at Okanagan College, this alumna was clear about one thing: she wanted to make money. Within 10 years of completing her program, she did that and then some. Now she spends her time giving it away. Read More




Henry Murphy

Civil Engineering Technology, 1983

Perhaps you can think of a person who has travelled around the world, or someone who can claim to have done something few other people have, and maybe another person who has led a successful career. However, it is quite rare to meet someone who has done all three. From working on nuclear weapons, to traveling the world with a dinosaur bone exhibition, to teaching civil engineering at the College, Henry Murphy has lead quite an interesting life. Read more about Henry’s adventures.

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