Contact Us


We’re here to help you stay connected and involved with your university college and with your peers! Please contact us with your stories, ideas, feedback and questions.


Burman University

Office of Alumni & Advancement

6730 University Drive

Lacombe, AB Canada T4L 2E5


Tel: 800.661.8129 x 8

403.782.3381 x 4161

Fax: 866.929.9179 


Our Team


Jerrold Ritchey, VP of Advancement -

Diane Southcott, Development Support Specialist -

Shannon Bechthold, Administrative Assistant -


Alumni Council


Your Alumni Council is made up of alumni volunteers and staff from the Alumni and Advancement Office. Together they serve to plan alumni events and activities, suggest and vote for alumni recognition award recipients, and find different ways to connect with Burman University alumni.


The Alumni Council seeks the feedback and suggestions of all Burman and PAA alumni. We want to know how we can help you better connect with classmates and with your alma mater. Please contact us by emailing


Calling all Volunteers

We are actively looking for wonderful friends to volunteer their time with alumni events. Volunteer opportunities include joining Alumni Council, coordinating greeters and ushers for Homecoming weekend, helping with potluck at Homecoming weekend, etc. To volunteer, please contact Shannon by emailing or calling 403-782-3381 ext. 4107.


Members of the Alumni Council

Loney Ziakris, President

Mark Haynal, Honorary President

Keith Clouten, Vice President

Angie Bishop, PAA Principal

Carrol Smith, Council Member

Shari Hagen, Council Member

Marisa Jackson, Young Alumni Chair

Rod Jamieson, PAA Faculty Representative

*Jerrold Ritchey, VP of Advancement

*Landon Ritchey, Director of Alumni Relations

*Diane Southcott, Development Support Specialist

*Shannon Bechtold, Administrative Assistant

*Rhanda Bonet-Graham, Capital Campaign Manager

J.D. Victor Fitch, Invitee

Anne Tetz, Invitee

Edith Fitch, Chair of Archives

Maj-Britt Rusk, Historian



*Office of Alumni & Advancement Staff