Monthly Archive for September, 2016

ON THE MARK: with Ryan Pace, Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta

Growing up in Fernie, B.C., Ryan Pace had a lot of interest in science, biology and how the human body works. That interest led to a career in nursing. Ryan spent the first two years of his nursing degree at Lethbridge College, which he describes as phenomenal. He was able to meet some lifelong friends […]

It’s a family affair: the Pocza family

Terry Pocza, General Business Administration 1975 Delorey Pocza Hagel, Business Administration – Accounting 1983 Rod Pocza, General Business Administration 1975, Distinguished Alumnus 2002 Harvie Pocza, Business Administration 1985 ** When alumni of Lethbridge College are asked to describe their experiences at college, they often give a fairly standard reply: They loved the atmosphere of the […]

News and notes

Burns named to city and national organizations Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns has been appointed to two important new roles. In March, she was named the Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) board chair for the 2016 term, and in June, she was elected to the national Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) board of […]

Generosity for the generations

This spring, the college approached the brink of its $25 million fundraising goal thanks to the generosity of five local companies and organizations that donated more than $1 million in cash, technology and equipment in recent months. These companies – D.A. Building Systems, the Lethbridge Construction Association, Simpson Plumbing, Timber Tech Truss and Western Tractor […]

Where are they now: The teacher (or class) who changed my life

  Wider Horizons asked readers to send us their stories about the teacher or class that made a difference in their lives. If you’d like to share your story about an amazing teacher, email Elaine Conrad, Office Administration Elaine Conrad is a very great instructor. I had her for a number of classes, and […]

Portraits of our people

Wider Horizons put out a call this spring for faculty and staff members to pass along the names of colleagues who make a difference in their lives and in their jobs. The short stories and photos on the following pages reflect just a small sliver of the hundreds of talented, thoughtful, and hard-working members of […]

Lethbridge College Legacies: Georiga Green Fooks

“I feel like you owe something to your community for living here. There’s a debt you owe your community.” Such was the response from Georgia Green Fooks when asked about the contributions she made to Lethbridge and southern Alberta and why she worked so hard and volunteered for so many organizations. Fooks became an instructor […]

Q&A with Allen Ledyit and Penny Balfour


Lethbridge College Child and Youth Care instructor Allen Ledyit was getting ready for church on May 8 when he got the call. Could he join the Canadian Red Cross’s effort helping some of the 88,000 evacuees who had been forced to flee the horrific fires around Fort McMurray? He said yes, of course. He was […]

Grads on our grounds: with Richard Martinell

This isn’t the first time Richard Martinell, a 1981 graduate of the college’s Carpentry Apprenticeship program, has returned to work at the campus where he started to learn his trade. In the early 1980s, he was one of the tradespeople involved in building Centre Core and, more than three decades after he worked to construct […]

From our kitchens: Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine

This slow-cooked Moroccan stew is the ideal way to showcase some of fall’s most luscious flavours. Called a tagine, the dish is named after the cone-shaped earthenware pot in which it is cooked. The base of the ceramic earthenware pot is wide and shallow, and the tall lid fits snugly inside. As the tagine cooks, […]

Where are they now

2016 Jonathan Guignard, Digital Communications and Media Jonathan is a new reporter at the Westwind Weekly News in Magrath. He is a huge Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors fan and looks forward to covering the news of southern Alberta.   John Manyok, General Studies Sam Mathon, General Studies John and Sam, two recent graduates […]

The Ellis effect: Dr. Faron Ellis and the Citizen Society research lab

Formal social science research methods classes don’t typically have students bubbling with excitement. But for those who have sat in Dr. Faron Ellis’ classroom, they say it’s inevitable. The brain behind the Citizen Society Research Lab and recipient of two teaching excellence awards, Ellis doesn’t give off the impression of a stuffy academic. His gravelly […]

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 […]

News and notes: Alumnus presents a gift fit for a queen

Matthew Quilley (Criminal justice 2007) has made three tours throughout North America and Europe during the four years he has spent with the RCMP’s Musical Ride. “But I can say without a doubt that the Royal Windsor Horse Show in England is the most memorable place I will have ever shown,” he said. “It helps […]

Editor’s message

The teacher who changed my life failed me on my first writing assignment. It was in a class called Feature Writing taught by the inestimable Wilmot Ragsdale. At the time, Rags (as everyone called him) was in his late 70s. He had flunked out after his first year at university in his hometown of Tacoma, […]