May 18, 2016: Local champion for education, Jeri Krogseth, to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Capilano University

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Jeri Krogseth, a lifelong educator and youth advocate, is to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Capilano University at convocation on June 6, 2016.

      Krogseth has dedicated her life to helping students succeed. Before becoming an admissions advisor and education planner at Capilano University, she taught and counselled high school students for more than two decades. She is a founding member of the Capilano University Alumni Association Board and, for 30 years, has served as a volunteer and member of the Capilano University Foundation Board. Krogseth believes passionately in the importance of education to enable people to achieve their personal and professional goals.

      “I feel proud of the Foundation’s work,” Krogseth says. “I have loved being involved with the students and working in an atmosphere that is so positive and supportive of student success.”

      Krogseth believes in giving back. Throughout her life, she has supported youth in sports as a fundraiser, philanthropist and coach. She spearheaded the establishment of Scholar Athlete and Athletic Entrance Endowment Fund and led the creation of the Capilano University Alumni Association fund to offer emergency financial aid for student.

      As part of the fundraising efforts for the University’s Sportsplex, library and BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, Krogseth’s volunteerism has benefited both students and the greater North Shore community.

      Krogseth will receive a doctor of letters at the University’s convocation ceremony on June 6. She is one of two recipients to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Capilano University this year. Mario Hardy, CEO of the not-for-profit Pacific Travel Association, is also a recipient.

      Capilano University is proud to recognize Jeri Krogseth as a 2016 honorary doctorate degree recipient who exemplifies our commitment to student success and community service.

      About the honorary doctorate degree

      The honorary doctorate degree is the highest form of recognition granted by Capilano University. The degree is given to persons distinguished by their significant regional, provincial, national or international contributions and accomplishments.

      About Capilano University
      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea to Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,000 students each year, 7,000 in for-credit programs and 4,000 in non-credit courses. Capilano University's North Vancouver campus is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) and Tsleil-Waututh Nations of the Coast Salish people.

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604-983-7596
      c: 778.879.7119
      e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca
      www.capilanou.ca