It’s a family affair: The Carey Family


Ryan, Jamie and Blake Carey chose to attend Lethbridge College for many reasons: the campus was close to home, it offered small class sizes and the programs they were interested in had good reputations. “Each of us is very thrilled with what our programs had to offer and we loved the small classroom environment,” Jamie says. The fact that their mom, Peggy, was an alumna before them likely played a role in their decisions, too.

Jamie says they all have so many memories from their college days—too many to list them all.  She does say, however, that the lifelong friendships they made clearly stand out. She personally appreciated the hands-on, real-life opportunities her classes offered. Sharing the college experience with her siblings was a highlight as well.

  • Peggy (Hester) Carey (Recreation Management diploma 1983): Peggy attended Lethbridge College on a basketball scholarship. After finishing her diploma she worked with the YMCA in Lethbridge as a recreation summer program coordinator. She now works with her husband, Brent, as a partner at Carey Farms Ltd.
  • Ryan Carey (Carpenter apprenticeship 2012): Ryan works as a red seal journeyman carpenter with Urban Timber Reclaimed Wood Co. He has always had a passion for building and reclaiming anything he could get his hands on. He has a crafty eye for design. His sister, Jamie, and his fiancée, Nicole Reynolds, call him the “Martha Stewart” of carpenters. Nicole is also a Lethbridge College alumna; she graduated with a Business Administration – General Management major diploma in 2011.
  • Jamie Carey (Agriculture Technology – Animal Science diploma 2013): Jamie works as a crop consultant/agronomist for Alltech. She absolutely loves her job and the family says they couldn’t imagine her doing anything else. Agriculture is definitely her passion, whether she is in the field or working with animals. Jamie’s fiancé, Dillon Casebeer, is also a graduate of the Ag Tech program in 2013. They met at school!
  • Blake Carey (Wind Turbine certificate 2013): Blake works as a technician at Vestas Canadian Wind Technologies. He thoroughly enjoys his job. He has been able to travel to lots of places and is currently working to get his Level 3. He is the only one in the family that is not afraid of heights.

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