Archive for the 'Fall 2014' Category

It’s a family affair: The Hofman family

Sometimes you leave college with more than a diploma. Barbara knew in high school that she wanted to be a “stay-at-home” mom but also knew that she wanted to work from home to contribute to her future household’s income. “I knew I would need a husband and an education in accounting,” she says. “I obtained […]

Extreme success ahead: Lethbridge College’s two Extreme Career Makeover winners give the rundown on life since they won this one-of-a-kind contest in April and discuss their plans for their first semester at school

One of the first things you should know about Greg Matt and Kevin Boys is this: during the voting period of Lethbridge College’s Extreme Makeover contest last spring, each regularly voted for himself…and then each also took the time to vote for the other, because each thought the other had a great story and reason […]

Editor’s message – Fall 2014

There was little discussion about who we would put on the cover of the leadership issue of Wider Horizons. Lethbridge Regional Police Chief Tom McKenzie, a 1976 grad and long-time supporter of the college and its justice programming, had announced his October retirement after 38 years on the job, and we knew we had a perfect subject. But just where we would […]

News and notes: Hanlon Ag Centre Ltd. gives $100,000 to Lethbridge College

A $100,000 gift from Hanlon Ag Centre Ltd. announced in June at Lethbridge College illustrates the ongoing support the college maintains with its industry partners as well as the value placed on the trades and the training of the workforce of today and of the future. The gift will support the college’s new trades and […]

Leading the way: Former Kodiaks runner and new Canadian Kip Kangogo blazes new trails in long distance competitions

On race day, Kip Kangogo says, everyone is nervous. If you’re not nervous, adds the nationally-ranked marathon and half-marathon runner and former Kodiak, you’re not normal. You have to be a little nervous to run your best. Kangogo says you should prepare yourself as much as you can before the race. Visualize the race, anticipate […]

Digging deep: College breaks ground on new trades and technologies facility

“Now THIS is a groundbreaking!” That is what Alberta Premier Dave Hancock tweeted to his followers the afternoon after Lethbridge College broke ground on its new trades and technologies facility in a ceremony that had the premier at the controls of a powerful excavator at the south end of campus. The April 24 ground breaking […]

Where are they now? Celebrating the successes of our alumni in their careers and throughout their lives

2013 Karli Bell, Interior Design Karli has started working at Matters of Design Inc. in Lethbridge as a member of the design team. Matters of Design sent out a warm Facebook message with the news in April, noting that Karli brings a wealth of experience and an eye for interior design to the job. She had […]

Oh the places they went: Past LCSA presidents discuss leadership, life and lessons learned during their time at Lethbridge College

By Alexandra Kulas Business Administration 2012 LCSA President 2011-12 My journey with student politics began at a young age, when I was just 11. I won my first election at West Meadow School in grade six and continued with the student council until high school graduation. When I came to Lethbridge College, I immediately knew […]

From our kitchens: Creole Jambalaya

With its radiant red colour and savoury smells, jambalaya is the perfect choice to dress up a dinner table this autumn. Although its exact origin is unknown, the creation of this shrimp, chicken and sausage stew likely came about thanks to the multiple ethnicities mingling in the port city of New Orleans centuries ago. Jambalaya […]

Back to the Barn: Alumni, friends of the college share their best Barn tales

In the Fall 2013 issue of Wider Horizons, we ran a short story on the history of the D.A. Electric Barn, the oldest building on campus and the scene of countless great moments for many Lethbridge College alumni and staff. We put out a call in the magazine and on Facebook for our readers and […]

Top cop: Police chief Tom McKenzie reflects on the value of community, communication and collaboration during his 38-year career

Tom McKenzie’s first day on the job as a Lethbridge Regional Police officer took him downtown on a summer day in 1976 where he was assigned the “important” job of directing traffic during a parade. While the young patrolman had prepared for – and probably hoped for – more challenging assignments during his time as […]

Passion and purpose: Thelma Chalifoux changed, challenged and ‘set a fire’ in the Canadian Senate

Thelma Villeneuve Chalifoux was born in a blizzard in Calgary in 1929 and was told by her father that it meant she would be strong and independent. In her work and in her life, she has lived up to her father’s words, whether by fleeing her abusive husband with her small children when she was […]

News and notes

New Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program launches this fall Lethbridge College is launching a new two-year, one of a kind Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program this fall that focuses on design, production, sustainability, business and technology to prepare students for a future in fashion. Students will receive training in sustainability research, industry appropriate […]

Q&A with Chloe Devoy & Tom Graham

Chloe Devoy comes to Lethbridge College like clockwork, bounding up the four flights of stairs that lead to biology instructor Tom Graham’s labs perched at the top of the Cousins Building. The grade 10 St. Francis Junior High student arrives with big ideas and big questions, looking for science and solid research to supply the […]

Cor Van Raay gives $5 million gift to support agricultural studies at college and university

One of southern Alberta’s most prominent agricultural entrepreneurs is ensuring that the future of agribusiness and the agricultural sector remain strong through a major philanthropic gift that will benefit students at both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Cor Van Raay, the founder of Cor Van Raay Farms and a leading Canadian cattle producer, […]

Lethbridge College legacies: Kate Andrews

The Andrews building, one of the busiest places on Lethbridge College’s campus, was named for the visionary southern Albertan woman who helped shape every level of education in the province – and knew an important thing or two about horses as well. Catherine [Kate] Brodie was born in Lethbridge in 1895. Shortly after her high […]