Canadian Alumni Testimonials

Darrin Caron
Darrin Caron – Former Principal/Dean – Durham College

"I cannot tell you how many times I have used the knowledge I gained and network of colleagues I met through my CMU experience. The college-centric focus of the courses, the opportunity to apply an academic underpinning to my college experiences and the chance to engage in vigorous debate and dialogue made my years at CMU, the most memorable of my career. I would recommend CMU to anyone interested in administrative positions in the college or those who would like to learn more about college operations."

Scott Blakey
Scott Blakey – Vice President Administration – Durham College

"The capstone project allows students to select a research topic of interest and opens the door for future research opportunities if one decides to pursue programs at the doctoral level. In my case, that is exactly what I did through the encouragement, support and guidance of many of my CMU professors. In my journey, the CMU Master of Arts helped to open a number of doors that otherwise might have not been available to me. I am a strong advocate for the program and regularly encourage students and employees to pursue their graduate education through enrolling in one of the cohorts that regularly runs at Durham College. Many of our employees enroll in the CMU Masters of Arts program and they are part of the college leadership for the future."

Deb Dunbar
Deb Dunbar – Director, Organizational and Staff Development – George Brown College

"The Central Michigan University Master of Arts curriculum introduced me to key aspects of postsecondary education and supported research in areas that informed my work and stretched my skills. The instructors were leaders in their fields who provided valuable insights and connections to resources and areas of study shaping higher education. The cohort model was supportive and encouraging, facilitating personal, professional and educational growth, and many of my cohort members continue to be part of my professional network."

Steve Virtue
Steve Virtue – Partner – Howe and Wye

"I am often faced with the question of the value/role or credibility of the CMU MA in Ontario or perhaps more poignantly the value of the degree to someone who (like me) doesn’t work in education. I found the courses unbelievably helpful in a variety of capacities while I was in the program and found ‘real-world’ applicability for the degree."