The Alumni Advisory Council is a diverse 10- to 12-member group of Lethbridge College graduates. Each of our ambassadors are alumni who have had a great Lethbridge College experience and wish to give back to the institution by advising on current alumni initiatives.


2019-2020 Alumni Advisory Council


Chair: David Cocks (Engineering Design and Drafting Technology 2001)

David graduated from Lethbridge College in 2001 and went on to continue his education at the University of Lethbridge where he completed his degree in Art History and Museum Studies. David then completed his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design followed by his Master of Architecture degree at Dalhousie University. David is currently an intern architect at Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects in Lethbridge. In addition to serving on the Alumni Advisory Council he serves as President of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

Aloyuisius Black Water (Computer Information Technology 2003)

After completing his studies at Lethbridge College, Aloyuisius was hired as a geographic information systems technician with Blood Tribe Land Management and later became the geomatics services manager. He served as a council member of the Blood Tribe Chief and Council from 2012-2016, and was delegated to the Economic Pillar. Aloyuisius is honoured to have been involved in the development of the Blood Tribe Agricultural Training Initiative (BTATI), a partnership between Blood Tribe Agricultural Project (BTAP), Lethbridge College and several Blood Tribe Administration departments, as well as the establishment of the new Kainai Marketplace. As a graduate of Kainai High School and proud member of the Blood Tribe, Aloyuisius is passionate about seeing members of his community succeed, and education is an important part of this. Lethbridge College has been key to Aloyuisius' personal success and he continues to be involved as an alumnus.

Gayle Weeks (Business Administration 1992)

Gayle furthered her education through both the University of Lethbridge and the Society of Management Accountants of Alberta earning a Certified Management Accountant designation in 1995. After 11 years in the airline industry, Gayle joined Lethbridge College in 2005 where she has recently retired from the position of Executive Director Planning. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council, Gayle serves as a Director on the Board of Castle Mountain Resort.

Meagan Williams (Digital Communications and Media 2017)

As a relatively new alumna of the college, Meagan is currently forging her career path as a communications consultant for the City of Lethbridge. Meagan came to the college as a mature student and brought with her an extensive background in administration in the design and creative industries along with post-graduate medical education. Meagan was the recipient of several student awards during her time at the college, including the Louise McKinney Scholarship in 2015 and the prestigious Troy Reeb Scholarship in 2016. Passionate about current affairs and politics, Meagan is a proud alumna of Lethbridge College as her education has paved the way for a bright and fulfilling future.

Jordan Karst (Communication Arts, Broadcast Journalism 2005)

After spending 18 months working at radio stations in Saskatchewan and another year in Whitecourt Alberta, Jordan returned to Lethbridge to work at CJOC in 2007. Working his way up from producer, to afternoon show host and eventually to the morning show spot since 2014. He joined the Alumni Advisory Council largely because of the free meals it includes but also because he loves to give back to the institution where he met his wife and started his family.

Kathy Veres Sassa (Nursing 1991)

Kathy continued her studies at the University of Lethbridge where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, followed by a Master of Education degree. Over the past 25 years, Kathy has worked as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Chinook Regional Hospital. She is also a sessional instructor for the NESA Program and a SPHERE simulation instructor at the Lethbridge College. Presently, Kathy is completing a temporary position with Alberta Health Services as the Provincial Critical Care Education Coordinator. Kathy was the 2018 Distinguished Alumni award recipient at the Lethbridge College.

Zachary Palmarin (Business Administration 2012)

After graduating from Lethbridge College Zachary completed his Bachelor of Management Degree with a major in Marketing at the University of Lethbridge. Shortly after, Zach opened Tranquility Float Centre, Lethbridge Alberta’s first float therapy centre, which specializes in sensory deprivation therapy. Zach is passionate about helping others in the community and loves working with Lethbridge College as an alumnus to bring new and innovative ideas to light.

Chelsey De Groot (Child and Youth Care 2010, General Studies 2012, Justice Studies 2015)

Bio coming soon!

Stephen Klassen (Culinary Careers 2001)

Bio coming soon!

Jeff Bronsch (Agricultural Technology 1988)

Jeff is passionate about all things agriculture, snowpack, water, irrigation and technology. He has a keen interest in Alberta’s irrigation history and the role irrigation has played in the development of Southern Alberta. Working in both the public and private sectors throughout his career he has gained a wide array of knowledge in agriculture. He grew up on a farm in southern Alberta and is an avid angler, enjoys the outdoors and has made Taber his home for the past 30 years. Jeff also participates in the Agriculture Advisory Committee at Lethbridge College and is proud to give back to where the roots of his career began. He is an Alumnus of the Lethbridge College, graduating from Agriculture Technology Program.


If you are interested in serving on this council please contact Alumni Engagement.