For the strong sense of dedication to the community he displays through his professional and personal involvement, Colin Ward is chosen by Lethbridge College as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2010.
As manager of Ward Bros. Construction, Colin has overseen major components on the Lethbridge landscape, among them the Enmax Centre addition and renovation, Sunrise Poultry hatchery and processing plant; renovations to the Cousins Science Centre at Lethbridge College, Ecole St. Mary's School, Gilbert Paterson Middle School and 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union Fairmont Branch.
His expertise has led him to represent the construction sector on the Economic Development Lethbridge board of directors. He is past-president of the Lethbridge Construction Association, and is incoming president of the Alberta Construction Assocation.
Colin has sponsored several charitable causes, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Steps for Life, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, St. Michael's Health Centre, Interfaith Food Bank and the school breakfast program in both city school divisions.
A long-time supporter of the college, Colin created the Ward Bros. Construction Award for carpentry students. He further demonstrates dedication to the institution by supporting its initatives and fundraising activities, and serves as Vice Chair on the Lethbridge College Foundation Board.
Career Virtuoso Award
Maggie (Margaret) Olson - Registered Nursing '73
Maggie (Hayden) was chosen for her life-long contributions to the nursing profession, and the compassion she has shown those in her care at Pincher Creek Hospital. Maggie has served in almost every aspect of nursing and is considered mentor to those under her supervision.
Community Leader Award
Kirk Hofman - Business Administration '78
Kirk, Nobleford's village administrator, was chosen for his contributions to politics, recreation and economic diversity in his community. A tireless activist, Kirk has passionately promoted initiatives geared to improving the quality of life for residents.
Rising Star Award
Matthew Berrigan - General Studies '03
Matthew's rise as a teacher has been meteoric. After leaving the college, he obtained an education degree, was named best new teacher by the Foothills School Division for his work in Cayley, and is now a lead teacher in Turner Valley. The success of his teaching is reflected in his student achievement results.