50 years later

Student Norbert Binke
What brought you to Fanshawe: 

Everything  started at my first visit at the newly established Fanshawe College in 1967 shortly after I landed as an immigrant to Canada. At the registration office I was inquiring for "General Management" study opportunities,  but they told me there was no such opportunity at Fanshawe [at that time *]. I enrolled for Mechanical Engineering starting classes in fall 1968.

Tell us about your favourite Fanshawe experience: 

Meanwhile I took English classes to improve my English vocabulary and it proved it was the right thing to do. It was not so easy however I managed to survive because my newly acquainted friend Kevin J. O'Neill from London who started with me taking evening classes was a great support to me. We both finished in spring 1971. The last subject I have taken was "Industrial Management".

After a four month trip through the States, Mexico and Canada driving about 10,000 kilometers I returned to Germany. I started my first job at a well-known French based management consultant company working in the industrial and mechanical engineering field. In 1974 I established my own management consultant firm which grew continuously. We worked throughout the world in Europe, Hong Kong, China and USA for large companies such as Volkswagen, Daimler, GM and other medium and small size firms. In 2010 I closed down my firm and retired from work. Now I am working as a book author writing down what I have seen and experienced during my worldwide travels. I am currently working on my fourth book which is called Nova Scotia Man. I am glad to tell and share my story with other young students of today. 

* Fanshawe College currently offers a large number of  Business and Management programs.