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CBU Alumnus: Alan David Ritcey Job Title: Weapons engineering technician on HMCS Montreal Employer: Royal Canadian Navy CBU Education: Mechanical engineering technology 2001; bachelor of technology 2003 Current Location: Halifax, N.S. Hometown: Sydney River, N.S.
Working as a weapons engineering technician for the Royal Canadian Navy, Alan Ritcey knows the importance of receiving a good education and experience when starting a career.
“The mechanical technology program provided three co-op work terms which gave me a year's worth of experience before even graduating from the program," said Ritcey.
"The knowledge and experience I gained from those work terms was such a great addition to the education I received from the program. They also gave me an edge on other newly graduated students looking for work.”
Ritcey said he decided to attend Cape Breton University for his post-secondary education because of the close proximity to home and the unique program offerings that interested him.
He fondly remembers the friendly interaction with his professors, the beautiful campus and of course he says the fondest memory of his time at CBU was meeting his wife of eight years, Dawn Parsley.
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Alan Ritcey graduated from Cape Breton University in 2001 and 2003.