Release Point Education
Passion. Commitment. Expertise.
Darryl G. Cathcart, EdD
We foster the realization of excellence by supporting student potential through the provision of specialized, relevant, and credible programming.
Military-connected students may face unique and contextual challenges in the pursuit of a diploma, degree, or speciality certification where the development of tailored on-campus programming will give back to those who served our nation.
After recognizing there is a lack of Canadian specific knowledge and support for military-connected students, a scalable and customizable framework was developed to attract, retain, and graduate learners.
Military-connected students are adult learners who have significant ties to Canada’s military. This includes Regular and Reserve Force members, Veterans, Department of National Defence public servants, and family members.
Darryl G. Cathcart served in the Canadian Army for nearly 26 years as a member of The Royal Canadian Regiment. He enrolled as a private soldier and retired as a senior officer. Darryl's time in uniform included conducting operations and training on four different continents. His service in the Canadian Armed Forces led to a desire to help military-connected learners to maximize their training and education potential in a supportive environment, especially those permanently leaving the military.
Darryl is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, the United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, the Canadian Forces College, Queen's University, and holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Western University.
Darryl offers a complimentary consultation to discuss the needs at your college or university and highlight the potential that military-connected learners can bring to your organization.
Darryl is available for short-term consultations to give universities and colleges advice on exploring military-connected learning options and refining current approaches.
Darryl offers a complete service that includes the exploration, development, and implementation of an academic and social support framework for military-connected students. The inclusion of military-connected students will result in a stronger, more resilient, and diverse student body.
If you are a military-connected student, reach out for a FREE consultation. We will discuss your move to post-secondary or higher education, potential options, courses and programs along with challenges you may encounter. Connect and talk with someone at arm's length. All conversations are considered private and confidential.