Communications and Member Services Coordinator
Email – [email protected]
My name is Donette Kingyens, and I am very excited to be part of the AUSU team as the Communications and Member Services Coordinator.
I am originally from Regina, and graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of English with a minor in Social Work. I originally moved to Edmonton in 2004 to help my brother run an ESL college, and I love it here in Edmonton. My spouse, Tyler and I have a great little house with 2 cats (Dr. Zaius and Baby Rar), a puppy (Laika), and 2 fish tanks.
I previously worked as a student advisor at the University of Alberta for 10 years, and I have a great passion for helping people and for student advocacy. I understand the issues students’ face, and how daunting the educational experience can be. I hope I can be here as a support for both students and the AUSU council and staff, to provide assistance, information, resources, and a friendly voice to help make your experience with AU as fantastic as possible.
I also have over 12 years experience in communications and publications and a social media marketing certificate, so I am excited to be taking on this role with AUSU. I believe communication is one of the keys to a great student experience, and I want to increase member awareness about AUSU and AU services and resources. I hope to meet you all on our Facebook and Twitter accounts soon!
If you need any help with your AU student life, AUSU services, or AUSU communications, please contact me either at [email protected], or by phone at our toll free number at 1-855-497-7003.