College Relations

The College Relations department at SM is responsible for public relations, media relations, institutional marketing, communications and advertising, social media, website content curation and event promotion and co-ordination (including convocation). The department is also responsible for assisting and guiding production of various institutional materials, including the SM Viewbook and numerous community reports. College Relations personnel will also work to connect external organizations with expert speakers among SM's faculty and staff.

Convocation and Commencement

Celebrate your graduation from SM and join in the Convocation and Commencement festivities.


Since 2006, OC has bestowed Honorary Fellows designations to deserving individuals as part of Convocation ceremonies.

Media services

Members of the media can send inquiries to for response within regular business hours. 

Internal services

Event planning

Successful event planning can make a big difference when it comes to community relations. Read event planning resources/protocols below when you start planning an event.

Graphic design

Professional-looking materials for marketing, events and promotions are more successful. Our graphic design team provides creative solutions that uphold OC brand standards. Submit a project request for the design of print and digital materials.

Internal newsletters

Employees are welcome to submit content for inclusion in OC's internal weekly and monthly newsletters.


Please submit a project request if you require photography or videography services.

Social media

Learn social media best practices and how to get started. 


College Relations manages content on the SM website. Please submit a website request to request a website event or website change.

Meet the team

Jennifer Goodwin

Associate Vice President, College Relations
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4534
Jenn Goodwin

Kevin Parnell

Associate Director, College Relations
Campus: Kelowna

Maria Lee

Communications Advisor, Marketing
Campus: Kelowna

Stephanie Riley

(on leave) Communications Advisor, Staff and Student Relations
Campus: Kelowna

Marshal Polykovskiy

Communications Advisor, Staff and Student Relations
Campus: Kelowna

Ginger Albrecht

Communications Advisor, External Relations
Campus: Kelowna

Carlyn Young

Student Information Coordinator
Office: Student Services Building 109
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4920

Eszter Keler

Corporate Communications
Office: E Building 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-492-4305 ext. 3214

Tiana Langedyk

Digital Marketing Specialist
Campus: Kelowna
Tiana Langedyk

Alex Kladov

User Experience (UX) and Web Design Specialist
Campus: Kelowna
Photo of Alex Kladov

John Wecels

Senior Graphic Design
Campus: Kelowna

Len Nickel

Graphic Design
Campus: Kelowna


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