Monthly Archive for April, 2016

Lethbridge College legacies: Gilbert Paterson

“As a member of this board for 27 years and as the prime mover in the formation of the Lethbridge Junior College he made education opportunity possible for generations of southern Alberta youths. As a man he made us all a little better just because he was with us.” – Lethbridge Public School Board “[O]ne […]

News and notes: Kodiaks

Women’s basketball team celebrates provincial medal The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team finished its season with a bang, cruising to a 91-61 win over Lakeland College in the ACAC provincial bronze medal game in March in Vermilion. It was a redemption effort for the Kodiaks, who saw their undefeated season and shot at a […]

News and notes

First in Canada: College signs AGCO agreement Lethbridge College is the first postsecondary institute in Canada to sign an AGCO Advantage Partnership agreement with AGCO Corporation and Hanlon Ag Centre Ltd. The multi-faceted, non-exclusive partnership was signed in January and announced in March. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of […]

News and notes: KB Plumbing and Heating invests $100,000 in college’s future

KB Plumbing and Heating, a partner of Lethbridge College in numerous projects over many years, is once again showing its commitment to the college with a $100,000 multi-faceted gift. The gift is pledged to benefit three major areas. The first supports the college’s new trades and technologies facility. A classroom in phase two of the […]

On the Mark: with Sherri Gallant (Communication Arts 1986)

Mark Campbell (Communication Arts 1975) shares the stories of fellow Lethbridge College alumni Sherri Gallant graduated in 1986 from what was then called the Communication Arts program at Lethbridge College. She says that the college courses and her work on the Endeavour each week set her up nicely as a way to hit the ground […]

Grads on our grounds: with Chuck Wynder

It’s been three decades since Chuck Wynder came to Lethbridge College in the Carpentry Apprenticeship program, and he still remembers some of those first lessons. As a transfer student in the second year of his four-year program, he spent his first year at the college focused on framing. “Third year was concrete and fourth year […]

It’s a family affair: The Harbers Family

Greg Harbers, his wife Brenda, and their children Jessica, Pam and Justin, all have a connection to Lethbridge College. Greg still applies the knowledge he gained from the Ag Mechanics course to run a successful dairy farm. Brenda worked for two years in day care before taking Early Childhood Education to, as she puts it, […]

Enviro-span: Researcher studies eco-friendly culvert system designed by college instructor that minimizes habitat impact, maximizes economic opportunities

Lethbridge College researcher John Derksen and his students are studying an environmentally friendly, modular culvert system suitable for use in parks, trails and ecologically sensitive areas. Results of their study so far show that the system, which was designed by Environmental Sciences instructor Ron Hammerstedt, can be installed with minimal impact to the natural environment […]

Q&A with Jena Murray

After designing and creating an outfit for Montreal Fashion Week and interning for Anna Sui in New York City during her days as a student, Jena Murray (Fashion Design and Marketing 2014) graduated and got to work, building a business from the ground up and successfully launching an Indiegogo campaign last year to support her […]

From our kitchens: Nut and citrus tilapia with sauce Provencale

Every semester, students in the Lethbridge College Culinary program showcase their skills using the region’s best locally-grown or produced food at various lunches, dinners and celebrations. From Broek Pork to Broxburn tomatoes to produce and eggs from Galimax Trading (whose part-owner, Cornelius Mans, is a 2013 Business Administration grad of the college), a foodie doesn’t […]

Carole Gemer: A behind-the-scenes builder who “has a feel for what sports are all about”

It was the late 1950s in Lethbridge, and Carole Gemer’s (Business Education 1963) good friend was trying out for track for a new track team. Gemer decided to go along. “I had asthma, so I always had a hard time running,” says Gemer, who was in high school at the time. “So they said, ‘okay, […]

Scott Groves: Lethbridge’s own destination holiday house sparkles and shines

The skilful art of strategically hanging 14,000 twinkling lights programmed to a soundtrack of epic proportions is not for the faint of heart, but for one fearless family man, it’s been his legacy to Lethbridge. What started out as a fun way to spend quality time with his family has developed into an eight-year-long adventure […]

Randy Dunlop: Car dealer’s giving nature a case of learning by example

Hot summer days and fast cars go hand-in-hand for many young men. In that respect, Randy Dunlop (Bachelor of Applied Arts honorary degree 2016) is not unique. It’s how much time he spent around vehicles that sets him apart. “As a kid I always worked at the dealership in the summertime,” remembers Dunlop. “I always […]

Armond Duck Chief: Business Administration alumnus reaches for top of the charts

The gritty worlds of rodeo and playing music often collide in the life of steer wrestler and Juno-nominated country musician, Armond Duck Chief. Long days on the road and weekends spent in dusty arenas and grimy bars seem to complement each other quite well, and chasing gold buckle dreams and writing about his experiences in […]

Where are they now

2015 Francesca V. Adams       Business Administration – Marketing    Francesca is currently a student expecting to graduate this year from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland through the 2+2 program the Lethbridge College provided.   2015 Colby R. McKee                Communication Arts – Broadcast Journalism    Colby sent in this update last summer: “I completed my school […]

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 […]

Theresa Yauck and David Cocks: College grads concoct new and exciting designs for city’s newest brewery

After years of designing and tinkering, the opening of a new building is reason to lift a glass for architects and designers. That drink tastes a little smoother though when served inside a brewery you designed. “I started by researching the brewing process and how beer is made,” says David Cocks (Engineering Design and Drafting […]

Tales of the windy city

Mapping some of the Lethbridge College people who live, work, study, perform and create in southern Alberta’s sunniest (and breeziest) burg The City of Lethbridge has a rich and rollicking history – but it’s the people who make it really remarkable. The city counts as its own famous artists, actors, athletes and flying aces as […]

Where are they now: Two students and a baby

  When Omar Kadir (General Studies 2005) and his wife Sandy walked in to their chemistry lab on the first floor in the corner classroom of the Andrews building in 2003, they were unaware that this would be not only a room of learning, but also a room of love. Meeting your future spouse while […]

Tera-Beth Ann Gausvik: New grad “actualizes amazing ideas” while building her fashion business

For Tera-Beth Ann Gausvik (Fashion Design and Sustainable Production 2016), the best moment of her work in the college’s Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program comes at the end – when she finishes a garment or project and can sit back and look at it. “The struggle in learning the process and then putting it […]

Henny Bruised Head and Chelsea Low Rider: Bringing farming back to the Blood Tribe

Sprouting from a need to fuel her beloved horses with the right nutrition, Henny Bruised Head (Blood Tribe Agricultural Training Initiative 2015) enrolled in the unique agricultural initiative between the Blood Tribe and Lethbridge College in January of 2015. Bruised Head joined a movement spearheaded by the largest reserve in Canada to actively take steps forward to secure the future […]

Sarah Jorgensen: A tactical approach to serving the community

As students stride by Sarah Jorgensen (Information Specialist/Office Assistant 2000) in Centre Core, the clothes one of them is wearing catches her eye. “Those came from our store,” she says with a smile. “They are so comfortable.” The student was wearing a uniform purchased at Lethbridge Tactical, the business Jorgensen opened in 2012. For students […]

Editor’s message

We have had a lot of fun working on this, the Lethbridge issue of Wider Horizons. I am especially excited about our cover story featuring the lives and experiences of two soon-to-be graduates, John Manyok and Samuel Mathon. John and Sam came to the college as mature students looking for post-secondary education to open doors […]