Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Where are they now?

Teresa Warnock Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta ’00 I have been working at the Claresholm Centre for Mental Health and Addictions since graduating. I work on the Extended Treatment Unit and I love my job. Lani Ledingham Communication Arts-Advertising and Public Relations ’06 I pursued a job at Red Deer College in my final semester […]

Camping in the Castle

As the “May long” approaches, campers are again preparing to besiege the Castle. Brett Jensen urges them to do so responsibly. In the Castle River area, hard against the B.C. border, lies an area of Alberta rich in recreational possibilities. From the “May long” to winter’s first bite, hikers, campers, fishing fanatics, quad riders and […]

Different Shades of Green

Marty Boogaart is sold on his six-year-old Prius. Marty Boogaart drives a long way between gas pumps these days, testament to the fuel efficiency of his 2005 Toyota Prius. Wringing 55 miles to the gallon on the highway (“I convert everything to gallons because I’m old school”), he only drops to more plebeian numbers in […]

Australia Keeping one step ahead

While other students in Lethbridge College’s Correctional Studies program saw the grim side of prisons in Ecuador, Jodi Archambeault returned from her tour of Australian facilities in 2008 with ideas for improvement here. After a week in the Los Angeles area, including a tour of Alcatraz in San Francisco, Archambeault and her classmates set off […]

Future Worth

Students have several options for financing their educations without entering debtor’s prison upon graduation. Bills, loans, tuition, jobs: frightening words for young people who know little about the complex world of financial planning. Dealing with banks, the government and employers, and the labyrinth of any post-secondary institution, is a daunting task. It’s hard to know […]

Sprinting to success

Web Master Calin Yablonski finally has a career with top-drawer clients; his socks can rest easy at home. Calin Yablonski figured once he left Lethbridge College with a Communication Arts diploma to wrap around his considerable talents, the advertising world would drop dead at his feet. At 22, the young alumnus had earned top grades […]

Grads hiring grads

If any employers know the value of hiring Lethbridge College students, it’s the grads who came before them. Three alumni explain why they look to the college first when it’s time to hire. When the Lethbridge Regional Police Service goes on the hunt for recruits, it doesn’t require Sherlock Holmes to find them. When Ward […]

We keep the pronghorns running

When the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns go on the road to competitions, where do they look for massage therapists to keep their athletes at their prime? Lethbridge College. So when the school’s swim team headed to a Canada West competition in Vancouver this past winter, Alex Plett, second-year Massage Therapy program student from Rosemary, was […]

Celebrating our stars

Distinguished Alumni Award Terry Vogt Radio Arts ‘72 His voice has long been the sound of news in Lethbridge and throughout southern Alberta. He is a mainstay of reporting integrity and community connectivity. For his dedication to his craft and achieving a high level of career excellence, Terry Vogt is Lethbridge College’s Distinguished Alumnus for […]

A word or two: Kirby Maronda

Wider Horizons asked Kirby Maronda (Interior Design and Merchandising ’02), sales consultant, Daytona Homes Lethbridge, to share a word or two on housing trends. What interior colours are the hottest in homes this year? Metallics and opalescents, purples, greys and teals. Big landscaped yard or low maintenance? Big yard with a lawn boy. First song […]

Nettle to the pedal

First, you need the numbers to fully understand the magnitude of what Jonathan (Jonny) Friesen (Renewable Resource Management ‘06) has accomplished since he began cycling from home to Lethbridge College daily, starting Oct. 6, 2008. As of Feb. 1, they look something like this: 478: days cycled 9,560: kilometres ridden (more than a round trip […]

Riding the sky

You can feel the excitement building in Melissa Robdrup as she describes the sport she loves so much: soaring. Bringing the sport to southern Alberta has her flying high, literally. Soaring is motorless flight in a sailplane. The plane rides naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena called thermals to gain altitude and stay aloft. Basically, as Melissa […]

Widen your horizon: great golf courses

Your backswing is still in mid-February, your short irons have never met a bunker they didn’t like and don’t even get you started on your putting. OK, because Dave English, program chair of Lethbridge College’s Professional Golf Management program, isn’t here to fix your broken-down game. He’s here to tell you where to take your […]

Behind bars in South America

A group of Lethbridge College students went to Ecuador to learn its culture, meet its people, sample its cuisine and do a little jail time. Up until last year, Lisa Barnett was not what you’d call a world traveller. “I had never been outside of Alberta or on a plane before,” says Barnett now. How […]

My Life: Making a life for Logan

Amber Willis has a four-month-old and wants to work with seniors. She may well become a woman of the ages. I grew up on a farm just south of Lloydminster. After high school, I went to Edmonton for five years, part of which I spent at NAIT studying graphic communications. What I really wanted to […]

Q & A: Beverly Hungry Wolf

Author, activist, educator, elder, Beverly Hungry Wolf is a lifelong southern Albertan who has dedicated herself to learning and restoring her Blackfoot culture for future generations. At its convocation ceremonies this month, Lethbridge College will proudly bestow an honorary bachelor of applied arts on Hungry Wolf, one of its former students. Wider Horizons: In Daughters […]

President’s Message

In this issue, our 13th, you’ll find the longest story we’ve printed since we initially published Wider Horizons in the fall of 2007. At more than 3,000 words, it’s about three times the length of most of our pieces, but we felt such a moving, human story as that of our Veronica Turcotte, alumna and […]

Gym Dandy

Basketball has taken her around the world. Now, Dawn Keith is taking basketball to a world of new players. Waiting for the photographer to set up for his best shot, Dawn Keith takes a few of her own, dropping them in effortlessly with a motion that comes automatically from years on the hardwood. The Lethbridge […]

A Doctor in the House

More Lethbridge College instructors are completing their PhDs, seasoning their teaching with the knowledge gained. But the journey requires sacrifice from those around them. Leigh Kowalchuk and Ron Solinski will soon be pondering long-awaited vacations. For five-year-old Leigh, world travel is a definite possibility, while Solinski, an instructor in Lethbridge College’s Child and Youth Care […]

A breath of life

For two decades, cystic fibrosis placed a time limit on the Turcotte family. A lung transplant has allowed them to contemplate a future. Veronica Turcotte asked her son Eugene only once if he was prepared to die. She posed the question in 2010, during a particularly dark skirmish in his long battle with cystic fibrosis, […]