About Our Alumni

Fanshawe Alumni are graduates who have successfully completed a certificate, diploma, post-graduate, degree or apprenticeship program at Fanshawe College.

In 2020, we were thrilled to celebrate our 200,000th graduate! We take great pride in having been an important part of each graduate’s journey. Our goal is to stay in touch with as many alumni as possible so we may witness where their personal and professional lives take them long after they walk across our convocation stage.

Alumni Staff

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Gillian Sneddon

Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni


Gillian joined Fanshawe in July 2018, bringing with her more than 20 years of advancement and alumni experience obtained across social, health and higher education sectors. Prior to accepting her role at Fanshawe, Gillian served as both the executive director, advancement with the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and executive director of special projects within the division of university advancement at the University of Toronto. Gillian is looking forward to working with the Fanshawe community to expand upon the innovative advancement programs currently in place at the College.


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Alycia McComb

Manager, Alumni Relations


Alycia is passionate about Fanshawe. A proud alum from the Pre-Health Sciences (’07), Business Marketing (’11), and Business Administration Marketing (’12) programs, Alycia understands the importance of finding ways to give back to Fanshawe College. From volunteering, to teaching part-time for a couple of years within the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, Alycia is a proud Falcon. Alycia joined the Advancement and Alumni team in 2021 as a Development Associate, and is now the Manager, Alumni Relations. Alycia is responsible for overseeing Alumni activities, engaging with our community, and identifying ways to celebrate and support our current and future alumni.


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Renee Crowe

Alumni Associate


Renee has worked for Fanshawe since 2011 as an Alumni Associate. She is the first point of contact for Fanshawe Alumni with questions or concerns. She is a Fanshawe graduate from the Business program. Renee also facilitates the Alumni Association Board meetings.

About the Alumni Association

Established in 1979, Fanshawe College’s Alumni Association is committed to nurturing lifelong connections with its graduates who live in London and region, across Canada and around the globe.


A proud community of inspired alumni and students engaged in the life and success of the College.


To enhance the experiences of current students, establish and nurture lifelong connections with alumni and celebrate the success of graduates and friends of the College.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Fanshawe College Alumni Association is managed by members of a volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to providing support and recognition for Fanshawe College, its students and alumni. The Board partners with Fanshawe Alumni’s team to further the Alumni Association’s Vision and Mission.

Members of the Alumni Association are Fanshawe graduates who have completed a certificate, diploma, post-graduate or degree program at Fanshawe College. Board members may be contacted by email.

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Rachael Luby - President

A graduate of the Social Service Worker Program at Fanshawe ('13), Rachael Luby is a Senior Communications Specialist at the Canada Life Assurance Company. In this role Rachael creates engaging content for Canada Life projects and programs, as well as financial advisors across the country to help them share their story and connect with clients. Prior to this role, Rachael was a Communications Specialist at the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), leading communications efforts across platforms. Passionate about building relationships, Rachael is an active volunteer who has been involved with Fanshawe’s InSPIRE Mentoring Program, Immploy’s Mentorship Program, the London Chamber of Commerce, Forest City Film Festival, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western University, the City of London and Brescia University College.


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Tim Wharton - Vice-President

Tim Wharton has been fortunate to view Fanshawe College from a variety of perspectives. During his years as a student at Fanshawe, Tim was involved with the Student Union, culminating with being the Fanshawe Student Union President in 1981/82. He graduated in 1981 with diplomas in Purchasing and Business Administration Marketing. He returned to Fanshawe shortly after graduation to teach part-time in the Faculty of Business. Tim served on the Business School Advisory Board for six years, chairing during his final year.

Since 2012, Tim has been involved with the Fanshawe Alumni Association, currently is the Past President, and he has been a director of the Fanshawe Foundation since 2015. Tim attributes his lifelong involvement with Fanshawe College to the mutual respect that the administration and faculty have with the students. Tim's professional career has been spent at London Machinery Inc., managing procurement, logistics and aftermarket parts sales. Tim spends his time away from the office with his wife, Linda, and their two daughters. Together they have travelled to the corners of the globe. Tim is an avid reader and film lover, with an appreciation for the classics.


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Peter Cassidy - Director

Peter recently retired as the principal of John Paul II Secondary School in London in 2022. As both an architectural technologist and an enthusiastic educator, Peter points to his hands-on college experience as a launch pad for his teaching career. Through his applied learning at Fanshawe, Peter honed a talent for creative design and learned to ask questions and help solve problems through collaboration—skills he leveraged in his leadership role as principal of John Paul II Secondary School.

Appreciating the support of teachers who saw more potential in him than he saw in himself, Peter always strived to see the best in every student. While working as a designer, he realized his passion for technology was more akin to education than industry, so he headed to teacher’s college. Peter then created a successful 18-year teaching career and advocated for the introduction of technology across the London District Catholic School Board curriculum before training as a principal.


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Abe Kelledjian - Director

Abe is a graduate of the Broadcasting – Radio program from Fanshawe College (Class of 1994) and is a proud recipient of the Canadian Association of Broadcaster’s Award of Merit. Abe was working in the radio industry as a part-time employee after his first year in the Radio program, and in his words, “never really left the College”. Upon graduation in April of 1994, Abe maintained his ties with CIXX-FM (the College radio station 106.9 FM) and was hired later, on a part-time basis, as a technician to help implement the automation of the radio station while working at a local cluster of stations in London. His radio career highlights include on-air announcing with a strong focus on radio production, as well as being the Music Director for AM1410.

Abe has completed his Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University and has been teaching at Fanshawe College since 1998. In 2002, Abe joined his mentor and friend, Barry Sarazin, as colleague, when he was hired as full time faculty and has been Program Coordinator since 2012. His areas of interest and specialty include production, programming and announcing.   In his spare time, Abe enjoys singing tenor as a member of The Voices of Broadway Show Choir.


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Liz Gogol - Director

Liz Gogol graduated from Fanshawe College and Western University in 2010 with the Media Theory and Production collaborative degree/diploma, where she specialized in Radio Broadcasting. She began her radio career as part of the Intern Army for 102.1 The Edge in Toronto where she worked her way from Intern, to Board Operator, to part-time Content Producer and eventually achieved her goal to become an On Air Announcer. This path led her to move from Toronto to London where she worked as Drive Host for 103.1 Fresh Radio and later became Midday Host at FM96 and Y108 in Hamilton. As well, she hosts the syndicated countdown show, “Canada’s Rock 20”. In the summer of 2021, Liz celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Corus Entertainment. Liz is also passionate about the arts and often reviews films for the Forest City Film Festival as well as shows like ‘Cats’ and ‘Rent’ that have come to Budweiser Gardens as part of Broadway in London.


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Elliot MacKinnon - Director

Elliot has been working in the marketing and sales industry since 2014, in both the private and public sectors. He has worked at Fanshawe for the past 6 years as a Community Partnership CRM Marketing Officer. In this role, he provides marketing and promotional support, as well as CRM administrative support, to several internal teams that have regular touchpoints and engagements with external partners, clients and stakeholders.

Elliot oversees community partnerships and sponsorships on behalf of Fanshawe and works regularly with organizations such as the London Knights, London Lightning and London Majors. He has also worked on large-scale events that have been held in London such as the Juno’s and the Tim Horton’s Brier.

Originally from Brantford, Elliot completed his undergraduate education at Brock University, receiving a Bachelor of Honours, History degree in 2010. After a brief stint in the construction industry, he came to Fanshawe in 2013 to pursue a graduate certificate in Public Relations and Corporate Communications (PRCC). Upon completion of the PRCC program, Elliot worked as a Student Recruitment Officer for Fanshawe before moving to Voices (a web-based marketplace for sourcing voice-over work) where he spent two years working as a Partner Account Specialist and then a Strategic Development Manager, EMEA.


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Sarika Gokhlani - Director

Sarika is a graduate of the Professional Financial Services at Fanshawe College ('18) and she currently works as an Investment Specialist at TD Bank. She is passionate about helping clients gain financial freedom by encouraging financial literacy and takes pride in being able to help her clients work towards achieving their financial goals. As a proud Fanshawe alumna, she has continued to be a part of the alumni events hosted by the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business since she graduated.

Sarika moved to London as an international student and having lived in two different countries, she enjoys the beauty of varied cultures. Outside of work, Sarika likes to spend time with her cat, play badminton and volunteer at the Humane Society. 

Annual General Meeting

Take notice that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Fanshawe Alumni Association will be held as follows:

DATE:    Monday, May 6, 2024
TIME:    7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Fanshawe College, F2024

For more information please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@fanshawec.ca

Board member nominations

Nominations for Board membership may be made by any member of the Alumni Association. Board members are elected for a two-year term and may serve three consecutive terms. Please contact the Alumni Office for additional information. 

Nominations for the Board may be sent via mail or email:

Fanshawe Alumni Association
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, P.O. Box 7005, Room OXB142
London, ON, N5Y 5R6

Contact The Alumni Association

We always love hearing from our alumni, and there are many ways you can reach us. Feel free to email, mail or connect with us on social:

Fanshawe Alumni Association

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, P.O. Box 7005, Room OXB142

London, ON, N5Y 5R6


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