Clarence Slomp - Whistling While He Works

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Whistling while he works

You’ll often hear Clarence Slomp coming before you see him. His cheerful whistling has echoed through the hallways and stairwells of Lethbridge College for almost 35 years. “It’s nice and relaxing,” says Slomp as he hustles up a flight of stairs in the Paterson building. “Sometimes there’s a lot of stress in this place, but […]

Lost boys, found men: From civil war in Sudan to the classrooms and convocation stage at Lethbridge College

Part I: Introduction It seems like a simple question: “So…how old were you when all of this started?” But the answer is complex, much like the lives John Manyok and Samuel Mathon have led since being forced by violence to leave their villages in south Sudan in the late 1980s, fighting as child soldiers in […]

From prairies to polar bears: The life of an ’83 Conservation Enforcement alum

Bob Windsor says his two years at Lethbridge College were some of the best of his life. He remembers good friends, great times in the Cave and inspiring instructors who had real-world knowledge about the subjects they taught. Take Rowland Maw, who taught the “Parks” course to Windsor. As Windsor was reviewing his notes, he […]

Thinking fast: Lethbridge College grad creates adaptive, 600-horsepower competitive drift machine as well as a charitable organization to help others with disabilities develop a passion for motor sports – all from the seat of his wheelchair

He welds. He invents. He teaches. He races. About the only thing that 2010 Lethbridge College welding alumnus Rob Parsons can’t do is walk. Parsons used to weld and invent and race and walk – all with an intensity and quickness that inspired (and occasionally overwhelmed) the people around him. He loved motorsports and raced […]

Carving a piece of history: the true tale of a John Weaver bronze and the impressive woman who was its inspiration

On March 28, 2010, the 90th birthday of artist John Weaver, the entire Montana House of Representatives and Senate stopped their proceedings to give the sculptor a standing ovation and to sing “Happy Birthday” to him. John Weaver was an artist worth stopping for. He was born in Montana, called Canada home since 1972, and […]

STARTING A NEW JOURNEY: Class assignment and work with college Elder changes lives – and career plans – of two criminal justice students

With willows and rocks and a willingness to learn, James Smith and Warren Haayema approached the sweat lodge for the first time in February 2014 with Lethbridge College Elder Peter Weasel Moccasin. They had started on this journey in the class of Terry Dreaddy, and as Weasel Moccasin says, “Once you start on a journey, […]