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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.

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