The history of CNC

More information on the College's history is available in the College Library archive collection.


1968 to 1970 Wolfgang Franke
1970 Acting Principal, A.Enns
1970 to 1978 Dr. Frederick J. Speckeen
1975 to 1976 Acting Principal, G. Ingalls
1978 to 1990 Charles J. McCaffray
1990 Acting President, J. Blake
1990 to 2004 Dr. Terence Weninger
2004 to 2006 Ralph M. Troschke
2006 to 2007 Interim President, J. Bowman
2007 to 2013
John Bowman
2013 to 2014
Interim President, Bryn Kulmatycki
2014 to present
Henry Reiser
Council/Board Chairs
1968 to 1971 Sam Evans
1971 to 1974 J. Galt Wilson
1974 to 1975 Robert Affleck
1975 to 1976 Findlay Dingwall
1976 to 1977 James Pritchard
1977 to 1980 Ruth Rushant
1980 to 1982 A. Howard Gibbon
1982 to 1983 Don Flynn
1983 to 1985 Robert Stewart
1985 to 1987 Glenn Barr
1987 to 1988 John Blunt
1988 to 1990 Dr. Frank Lo
1990 to 1991 Marion Nielsen
1991 to 1993 Bob Buxton
1993 to 1995 M. Lynne Garner
1995 to 1996 G. Keith Gordon
1996 to 1999 Marilyn G. Harkness
1999 to 2002 Murry Krause
2002 to 2007 Art Robin
2007 to current Bruce Sutherland
Honorary Founding Chairmen
Dr. A.W.Mooney Harold Moffat

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

The College received its Coat of Arms in an historic joint ceremony with the City of Prince George in 1996.

Coats of Arms are grants of honour from the Crown. Symbols used in the design represent unique features of the College and its region. Elements from an earlier College "crest" form an important part of this new design.

Shield of Arms: The "Y" in the Shield represents the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers at Prince George, where the College was first established. On the "Y" are five Cross Crosslets, taken from the Coat of Arms of Simon Fraser - the explorer who gave the region its early name of New Caledonia, later adopted by the College. The number Five honours the original School Districts which helped to establish the College and also represents the five main campuses of the College today. At the top of the Shield is an Open Book, a traditional symbol of learning.

Crest (above the shield): A closed Helmet means the wearer is "ready for battle." Above the Helmet is a gold Coronet or crown, a link to the royally named City of Prince George. The Coronet is rimmed with Pine Cones, representing the forests of the region. At the top is a Beaver, an animal associated with diligence and in an historical context, symbolic of the early fur trade of the region and its native heritage.

Supporters: On either side of the Shield are Supporters, chosen from animals indigenous to the region. On the left is a Bear wearing a blue collar and pendant disc on which is displayed a Pair of Dividers, representing Design and Technical Studies. On the right is a Fox, wearing a disc on which is displayed a Lamp of Learning.

College Colours: Blue ("loyalty and achievement") and Gold ("prosperity").

Motto: "Toujours la Verite" (The truth always). The motto is in French, in recognition of the bilingual nature of our country.

Badge and Flag: Both the Badge and Flag have a Cross Crosslet, taken from the Shield. The Cross Crosslet is surrounded by a golden sun or Sun in Splendor. This represents the light of learning. It also associates the College with the Province of British Columbia, which has a Sun in Splendor on its Coat of Arms.

CNC's official flag