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Lethbridge College at 60: College presidents

W. J. ‘‘Jim’’ Cousins Lethbridge Junior College Dean { 1957-1963 }   “There are people who dream and there are those who catch a vision and are able to breathe life into it. William James “Jim” Cousins, the first person to hold the position of chief executive officer at Lethbridge College, was one of the […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Kodiaks

Charlton Weasel Head General Studies 1999 Community Leader Award 2017 While he was still playing basketball for Kainai High School, coaches at a half dozen colleges tried to recruit Charlton Weasel Head to play for their teams, but the athlete chose to stay closer to home. “While I was here, Lethbridge College gave me the […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1958-86

Scott Barton Recreation Management Administration 1985; Lethbridge College Career Virtuoso Award 2017 Scott Barton is the kind of mentor who is happy to share his knowledge and experience with his team. “One of Scott Barton’s great gifts is that of mentorship, and he does it in a humble and unassuming way,” wrote Kurtis Pratt, director […]

Q&A with Wanda LeClair

It was almost by chance that Wanda LeClair stumbled into her passion. A desire for a career change and a meeting with a Lethbridge College advisor led to a job shadow opportunity with a welding company, and the rest is history. She took both her pre-employment and apprenticeship Welder training at Lethbridge College before launching […]

News and notes: Kodiaks news

In addition to sending both women’s and men’s basketball teams to the national championships, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks collected a number of provincial and national honours during the 2016-17 season, including: Women’s basketball • CCAA national champions • ACAC provincial champions • Undefeated season (27-0) Logan Moncks • CCAA All-Canadian • CCAA tournament first team […]

Full circle: Criminal Justice graduate returns to collaborate on applied research project with college and Medicine Hat domestic violence program

Since graduating from Lethbridge College nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Chad Nilson’s academic road has taken him from his native Saskatchewan, through the United States, Europe and South America, and back again. Most recently, it brought the renowned expert on community safety back to Lethbridge College as the head of a collaborative research project evaluating […]

From our kitchens: Sundried tomato pesto and spinach Beef Wellington

In honour of Lethbridge College’s 60th anniversary, our chefs have again looked to the Culinary program’s past for inspiration and updated an old favourite with a modern twist. Beef Wellington – a decadent combination of beef is slathered in a foie gras or mushroom mixture and baked in a pastry crust – would have been […]

Editor’s message

As a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen, I love celebrating both Canada Day and Independence Day, Family Day and President’s Day, Labour Day and Labor Day, and especially Thanksgiving in October and November. However, I do always get a bit melancholy on the fourth Thursday of the 11th month each year, and the first American […]

ON THE MARK: with Casey Scheidegger, Exercise Science 2010

Not a lot of people in the world can say they defeated world and Olympic curling champion Jennifer Jones – but Lethbridge College alumna Casey Scheidegger can. She and her rink did just that in the quarterfinals of the Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Sask., in January, the fourth Grand Slam of Curling event […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Faculty and staff (retired)

D’Arcy Kavanagh Communication Arts faculty member { 1984 to 2012 } When I retired in 2012, I decided to make it a complete break from the college. I’d move on to new experiences and leave the college behind. And I did. But the college, as it turned out, didn’t leave me. On a daily basis […]

News and notes: Lethbridge College women’s basketball team caps undefeated season with national championship

The Lethbridge College women’s basketball team completed a second consecutive undefeated regular season in 2016-17 and then added a conference championship and a historic national title at the CCAA national championships in Edmonton in March. The exceptional play during the season and playoffs marked the Kodiaks squad as one of the greatest athletic teams in […]

Lethbridge College legacies: Our second 20 years

With Lethbridge College turning 60, it seems appropriate to look back and reflect on the history of the college. For this installation, we focus on the second 20 years – the community college years – and hope our stories will inspire people to share their memories. In 1982, the college started a Hall of Fame. […]

News and notes

Bringing home the hardware  Wider Horizons and Lethbridge College represented at the CASE District VIII 2016 communications awards competition, bringing home a gold award in feature writing for the “Lost Boys” story written by Lisa Kozleski and a silver award for photo series for the “Whistling while he works” photos taken by Rod Leland. Lethbridge […]

Where are they now?

Lethbridge College grads, supporters named to women’s economic security councils Thirty-two Indigenous leaders with diverse backgrounds – including four with ties to Lethbridge College – make up the newly appointed First Nations women’s economic security councils. The council provides advice and recommendations to the Government of Alberta on how to improve economic security for Indigenous […]

People make the place

Whether they were founders, builders, alumni, faculty, staff or students, it is people who made Lethbridge College what it has been for the last six decades, and it is people who make it what it is today and what it will be in the decades to come. Lethbridge College at 60 If you gathered up […]

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 […]

Lethbridge College at 60: (current faculty and staff)

Dave McMurray General Studies instructor; researcher/writer in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation The sun’s not even up and I’m pedaling my bike towards the college. It’s early January and the air bites at the exposed skin on my face. I’m on my way to teach an 8 a.m. history class on Western Civilization […]

Grads on our grounds: with Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray is a passionate advocate for the trades. “I think that the trades offer incredible opportunities for people,” says the 2013 graduate of the college’s Upgrading program who now works as a first-year plumber for KB Heating and Air Conditioning. “I absolutely love how hands-on my job is. It provides a challenge every day. I […]

Lethbridge College at 60: soon-to-be-grads

Tiana Weasel Moccasin First year, Early Childhood Education For one week in March, Tiana Weasel Moccasin got a glimpse of what her future may hold – on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Weasel Moccasin was joined by 337 other young women between the ages of 18 and 23 from coast to coast to coast to represent […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1987-2006

Miles Grove Renewable Resource Management 1989 and Conservation Enforcement 1990 Lethbridge College Distinguished Alumnus 2017 Miles Grove has accomplished a great deal during his decades-long career in conservation enforcement – rising through the ranks to his current position as superintendent of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement branch within the Ministry of Justice for Alberta. But Grove […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Founders and builders

Kate Andrews Founder, first board chair { 1957-1967 } Van Christou, one of the founders of the University of Lethbridge, vividly remembers the first time he met Kate Andrews, one of the founders of Lethbridge College, in person. “She had called me to have a meeting with her at her office,” says Christou, who was […]

Lethbridge College love stories

Yvonne Kerber didn’t know right away that Dick Kerber was the “the one” – but sometimes it takes a while to be sure. The two had known each other for what seemed like forever, riding the same bus to Coalhurst High School for four years. And when the time came to decide what to do […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 2007-2016

Mary Majoni Nursing Education in Southern Alberta (NESA) 2016 When Mary Majoni got a summer job in 2015 working at a large correctional facility, she initially wondered what in the world she had said yes to, and she didn’t think she could do the job. “I never thought about how nurses must be there to […]

Lethbridge College at 60: Great grads 1957-58

Wayne Anderson First class of Lethbridge Junior College Wayne Anderson recalls his Lethbridge Junior College student ID number as easily now as he did nearly 60 years ago. The number – 570001 – reflects the year he started and the fact that as his last name came early in the alphabet, he was the first […]

From our kitchens: Chocolate raspberry pavlova

In celebration of Lethbridge College’s 60th anniversary, Wider Horizons asked the chefs to find recipes that link the Culinary program’s past and future, as well as ones that are easy to make and delicious to eat. In this issue, Chef Heng (Commercial Cooking 1993, Professional Cooking 1994) has taken the pavlova – a dessert that […]

Where are they now?

2016 Dakota Van Loon, College and University Preparation Dakota worked throughout the summer and fall after graduation and plans to return to the college to start prerequisites for dental hygiene.   2015 Sarah Brunschwiler, Criminal Justice – Policing Sarah writes: “It has been a busy year and a half since graduating. In fall 2015, I […]

Sixty spectacular, sentimental and significant spots on campus

We all have them – favourite places where we live, work and study. They might not be the best known or have the most famous views and vistas, but they have meaning to us. They are the spots we think of when someone mentions a place – and Lethbridge College is brimming with them. In […]

Lethbridge College Legacies: Our first 20 years

This installment of Lethbridge College Legacies looks at the first 20 years. It would be appropriate to call these the “junior” years because originally the institution was known as the Lethbridge Junior College. Students and staff found many clever ways to have fun during these first two decades. In February 1962, a group of students […]

Going with the flow

For more than a century, water drawn from southern Alberta’s rivers has been the lifeblood of the region’s farms and economy. Now, Dr. Willemijn Appels, Lethbridge College’s first Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science, is undertaking research and work to help farmers who rely on irrigation develop even more efficient and productive farms. “What […]

It’s a family Affair: the Prindle family

Whether they’ve been here as students or staff, it is clear that many members of the Prindle family, as well as their extended family, have a close connection with Lethbridge College. Fourteen – yes, 14 – members of this family have spent time on campus. From the courtroom in the Andrews wing, to the business […]

News and notes

Lethbridge College kicks off a celebration of its 60th anniversary Lethbridge College kicked off a 60-week celebration of its 60th anniversary on Nov. 1 by announcing its Possibilities are Endless campaign exceeded its goal by more than 10 per cent, raising $27.8 million in private donations for college building projects, student awards and new programming. […]

Editor’s message

The year 1957 was a year of change, innovation, ambition and action. John Diefenbaker was named Prime Minister following the Progressive Conservatives’ defeat of the Liberals, the U.S. and Canada created the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize and Elvis Presley made five Canadian appearances – the […]

ON THE MARK: with Ryan Parker, General Studies 2003

The entrepreneurial spirit may well have started for current city councillor Ryan Parker when he sold corn out of the back of a truck at the tender age of eight. Ryan graduated from LCI in 1993 and because he was always looking for the next big thing and striving to gain more knowledge, he decided […]

Grads on our grounds: with Dale Krall

Dale Krall may be an electrical engineering grad from the University of Alberta, but in his work as an associate at SMP Engineering, he finds he regularly draws on the skills he learned in Lethbridge College’s Electrical Apprenticeship program. “I learned a lot of what is actually needed to build a building during my time […]

A campus evolves: Lethbridge’s legacy of learning grown from the ground

Before it was a college, it was a farm. And before it was a farm, it was the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people, the place where for more than 10,000 years the members of the Blood Tribe (Kainai) and its confederates the Peigans and the Siksika (Blackfoot) would hunt, fish and camp. For as […]

Q&A with LC’s Multimedia Production instructors

They call themselves the four generations of Lethbridge College Multimedia Production. Each was once a student in the program and, proving that you can go home again, each has returned as an instructor, to help guide the next generation. Deb Hadley (’96) teaches in the Digital Communications and Media program as well as a Multimedia […]