Monthly Archive for January, 2014

News and Notes: Winter 2014

College welcomes new key leaders Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns finished filling some key leadership positions last November when the college welcomed Stuart Cullum and Michel Béchard to campus. Cullum is the new vice president academic and chief operating officer. His role is to champion academic transformation, applied research, and teaching, while […]

News and Notes: Comparative Justice Studies in the USA

With the goal of gaining a better understanding of the justice systems in Arizona and California, seven of Earl Nilsson’s fourth-year Justice Studies degree students spent a week last year touring prisons and probationary facilities, including the justice system of the Navajo reservation; Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Prison; the oldest operating state prison in […]

Where are they now? Winter 2014

Current students Mariah Leusink, Criminal Justice Mariah was one of 32 teens from across the Prairies to spend a week in Regina at a youth camp designed to entice young people to become Mounties. According to an article in the Lethbridge Herald, Mariah was thrilled to get an insider’s understanding of the RCMP before beginning […]

It’s a family affair: The MacNeil/Peat family

Some kids, it seems, are destined to attend Lethbridge College. Systems analyst Evan Peat says the college has been a part of his and his brother Matthew’s life from a young age. “As children visiting our mother at work, we always found the college to be a fascinating and exciting place.” Their mother, Bette-Anne MacNeil, […]

Thank you to all 2012-13 Lethbridge College donors

The following pages list the alumni, parents, employees, community members, business people and industry partners who have shown their commitment to Lethbridge College by donating to one or more of the college’s projects or programs. These gifts provide students with scholarships and bursaries, support student learning and services, and allow the college to invest in […]

Lealta Building Supplies gives $50,000 to Lethbridge College

Lealta Building Supplies of Lethbridge donated $50,000 to Lethbridge College in November. The gift will be used to establish the Lealta Building Supplies Orientation and Information Display in the south entrance of the college’s Trades and Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project and to create the Lealta Building Supplies 50th Anniversary Carpentry Apprenticeship Award, which will […]

Lafarge Canada Inc. donates $50,000 to Lethbridge College

The southern Alberta region of Lafarge Canada Inc. donated $50,000 to Lethbridge College in November to support the college’s Trades and Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project through the establishment of the Lafarge Group Meeting Room. “This donation will provide support to the School of Engineering Technologies as well as students in the Interior Design program […]

Government invests $56 million in college’s new trades facility

After years of planning, promoting, fundraising and fine-tuning, Lethbridge College’s new Trades and Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project received a huge boost from the Alberta government in December, which means work on the much-needed building can begin this spring. The announcement was made on Dec. 6 at Lethbridge City Hall, when then-Deputy Premier and Minister […]

Q&A with Ron and John Jacobson

One look at this 1966 Pontiac Parisienne convertible, one of the most recent and unusual gifts to Lethbridge College, and you’re hooked. From its made-only-in-Canada origins to the beloved woman who drove it around town, the car offers no shortage of stories. Ronald A. Jacobson, now a retired Provincial Court Judge with a long association […]

This land is our land: Northwest Territories

Norm Embleton, Yellowknife Computer Information Systems 1992 Norm Embleton works in one of the most rapidly changing professions in the world – information technology. And yet more than 20 years after completing his Computer Information Systems diploma, this 1992 grad finds himself calling on a few of the lessons he learned as a student two […]

Editor’s message

This issue of Wider Horizons has been so much fun to bring together. The main feature – “This land is our land” – all started with a conversation about how Lethbridge College alumni are doing great work across the country. From a Communication Arts grad blazing trails in the west to an Environmental Sciences grad […]

This land is our land: Yukon

Megan Freese, Whitehorse Business Administration – Marketing 2004 Megan Freese has had the chance to put her business skills and experiences to good use in a variety of different settings, including a bank, the government and non-profit organizations, since receiving her Business Administration – Marketing diploma in 2004. But it’s in this last setting that […]

This land is our land: Ontario

Michelle A. Smith, Ottawa Criminal Justice 1986 Since leaving Lethbridge College with a Criminal Justice diploma in 1986, Michelle A. Smith’s work with the RCMP has ranged from investigating murders and working as a bodyguard for Supreme Court justices to continuing her studies and working in witness protection. Today, she is a Staff Sergeant posted […]

This land is our land: Northeastern Canada

Janalynn Petten, Port de Grave, NL Fashion Design and Marketing 2008 Janalynn Petten, who lives and works in the small fishing town in Newfoundland where she grew up, is pursuing a dream that started with a class assignment in the Fashion Design and Marketing program at Lethbridge College. The assignment involved choosing a store and […]

This land is our land: Maritimes

Craig A. Smith, Sackville, New Brunswick Conservation Enforcement 1999 The 2½ years of thorough research, far-reaching interviews, relentless determination and resolute perseverance all paid off on Oct. 1 for 1999 Conservation Enforcement grad Craig A. Smith. That was the day a provincial court convicted Greg Logan of New Brunswick of illegally exporting 250 Narwhal ivory […]

This land is our land: Saskatchewan

Anna Marie Willey, Regina Communication Arts – Print Journalism 1976 Forty years ago this fall, Anna Marie Willey stepped on a Greyhound bus and rode 500 miles to arrive at the place that she says ended up shaping her whole professional life: Lethbridge College. Since her graduation from the Communication Arts – Journalism program in […]

This land is our land: Alberta

Richard Stamp, Enchant Enrolled in business, carpentry, computer and other courses in the 1980s Richard Stamp is a first generation farmer, although farming ran – and still seems to run – in his family’s blood. His greatgrandparents homesteaded near Travers, Alta. at the turn of the century. But the droughts of the Dirty Thirties and […]

From our kitchens: Little Ox-eye Cookies

It’s easy to lean on familiar favourite recipes, whether it’s a savoury meatloaf or a flakey chocolate chip cookie, and these always have a trusted place in any kitchen. But sometimes, the similar effort can achieve a new and inspiring result, as is the case with this recipe, Little Ox-Eye Cookies. Using just four ingredients […]

This land is our land: Manitoba

Jeremy Langemann, Winnipeg Culinary Careers 1995 The February 2012 morning that Jeremy Langemann put on his new executive chef’s jacket and went to work at the Fairmont Winnipeg didn’t feel much different from any of the thousands of days he’s gone to work in a kitchen – with one small exception. “I just knew I […]

This land is our land: British Columbia

Julie Nolin, Vancouver Communication Arts – Journalism 1991 Julie Nolin is quick to acknowledge that her college experience got off to a rocky start, but she worked deliberately during the second year of her Communication Arts – Print Journalism program to get herself back on track, becoming heavily involved in the Endeavour and student government. […]

Siblings Without Rivalry: Two trios of athletic siblings find camaraderie competing as Kodiaks

What looked at first glance like printer’s errors on the men’s soccer and women’s basketball team roster lists this year were, in fact, a little bit of Alberta sporting history in the making. That lineup of Pasquotti, Pasquotti and Pasquotti and Lowry, Lowry and Lowry marked the first time in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference […]

This land is our land: College alumni transforming the Canadian labour landscape

Wherever you go in Canada – from Port de Grave on the Atlantic to Vancouver Island on the Pacific – you can find Lethbridge College alumni doing influential and interesting work. Some of them have built on a dream that started during their college years – taking a final semester design project and turning it […]