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MaKami College CEO honoured for contributions to Alberta business


June 25, 2015

CALGARY, AB — MaKami College CEO Marija Pavkovic-Tovissi was one of 20 local entrepreneurs honoured Thursday night for her contributions to business, philanthropy and community in Calgary.

The founder and CEO of MaKami College received a Leader of Tomorrow award from Business in Calgary magazine at a ceremony at the Metropolitan Centre. Pavkovic-Tovissi co-founded the Queen Esther Education Foundation that supports immigrants and newcomers in following their educational dreams in Alberta, and co-authored two books aimed at helping women entrepreneurs.

“It’s an incredible honour to receive this award, especially in the company of so many successful business leaders,” says Pavkovic-Tovissi. “A company is made up of a group of people and we have some of the best people on our team, which is why MaKami College has enjoyed continued success and growth in our province. Over the last 15 years, our exceptional faulty has been able to continually produce skilled graduates who are high in demand. I believe that education breeds generational change and that the college is not only educating individuals, but also helping to create opportunities for the students, their families and future generations to come, which is a wonderful feeling.”

MaKami College is an Alberta-based Private Vocational College that opened its doors in Edmonton in 2001, and has expanded to two campuses in Edmonton and an additional campus in Calgary. It also works to partner with organizations, such as Queen Esther, in order to provide support programs for students and alumni.

Chatelaine W100 has named Marija Pavkovic-Tovissi one of the top 100 Canadian female entrepreneurs two years in a row and MaKami College has been named one of PROFIT 500 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies list. Marija, being a community advocate, has also received an FIERCE Diamond Champion award for her community involvement. This is in addition to numerous awards and recognitions within the province of Alberta and nationally.

MaKami College has campuses located in both Edmonton and Calgary. It is one of the largest accredited private colleges of its kind in Alberta. To learn more, visit www.makamicollege.com or call 403- 474-0772

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