Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns and academic strategist Silvana Campus take a coffee break in the president’s office on the Monday after they were celebrated as two of the nine winners of YWCA Women of Distinction awards. Burns received a Lifetime Achievement award, given to women who have been leaders in one or more of the award categories while serving as role models for the community, and Campus received an Education and Mentorship award in recognition of her work with the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp.
“The support I received for this award is reflective of the strength of my network, the people who challenge me to be the best I can be every day – students, colleagues, community and business leaders, and my friends,” Burns says. Campus adds she was “pretty excited when I got the news. I have a teaching background and you get used to seeing the progress of your students but not necessarily hearing how you helped to impact those successes. It feels pretty special to be recognized for my mentoring contributions.”