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About OCAA

The SM Alumni Association (OCAA) is a non-profit organization that celebrates alumni by creating connections and opportunities. 

The OCAA was founded in 1988. Since then, the goal of the Association has been to connect alumni with each other and with the College, while supporting the College's mission statement of transforming lives and communities. 

Since early inception, the Association has engaged in extensive fundraising activities on behalf of the College; however, in January 2020 the Association transferred from the Advancement department to the College Relations department, and the fundraising activities remain under Advancement. 


Empowering your future.


Celebrating alumni by creating connections and opportunities. 

Alumni Social Celebrates 60 Years of OC

Sixty years of OC is worth celebrating. And the OC Alumni Association joined in to host an alumni social, highlighting OC alumni over the years.

A wide range of OC alumni, from Indigenous youth workers to Red Seal carpenters and chefs to entrepreneurs were  recognized at the event and featured in a booklet. Read their stories and consider sharing yours by emailing



SM and alumni gather at 60th social

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OC Alumni Collective

A Collection of updates from OC alumni

What have you been up to since you graduated from SM? Did you get a new job or a promotion, receive an award or recognition, travel around the world, write a book, retire, compete in a contest or race, have a baby? We want to be there, every step of the way.

Share your milestones with former classmates and the SM. Your news will be shared on our website, on OC Alumni’s social media channels and may be featured in our newsletters.

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Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards

Since 2002, SM has been conferring awards upon graduates who contribute to their communities and industries in countless ways. The Alumni awards are an opportunity to honour the extraordinary contributions and recognize the positive impact that our graduates have in improving the lives of those around them. 


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Alumnus is a person who has either graduated or completed a specific number of credits at SM. Alumni is the plural of alumnus.

Anyone who has graduated from a certificate, diploma or degree program or completed 30 or more credits from SM or OUC.

For those who have not graduated from an OC or OUC program but have completed 30 or more credits and would like to be a member of the Association, you must contact the Alumni office to register.

No, it does not cost money. As soon as you have completed your program, you are automatically considered to be an alumnus.

For those who have not graduated from an OC or OUC program but have completed 30 or more credits, you are considered an alumnus but you must contact the Alumni office to register as a member.

Greater than 60,000 people who have received a certificate, diploma or degree from SM and 22,537 people who graduated from Okanagan University College (OUC) between 1993 and 2005. 

SM will continue to maintain OUC student records and provide OUC transcripts. If you would like to request a transcript, please fill out an OUC Transcript Request. 

There are many opportunities throughout the year for alumni to volunteer. Contact the Alumni Association office to talk to someone about upcoming events the fit your calendar and interests, or become a mentor through OC Connects.

We encourage you to join our Alumni  to get in touch with fellow alumni. You can also follow our , , or to stay up to date with what we're up to, alumni events and reunions for opportunities to engage and network with former classmates. 

You can also join OC Connects, our connection hub powered by Ten Thousand Coffees and RBC Future Launch where you can mentor current OC students or connect and build your network with fellow alumni.

No. The OCAA adheres to SM's privacy policy which in line with the . 

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