Cathy Dalton recently retired after working at Lethbridge College for nearly 10 years in the department of Institutional Planning and Reporting. For the Daltons, Lethbridge College is more than Cathy’s former employer. Her two daughters, Leanne and Larisa, her step-son, Kim, and Kim’s wife Brandi are all Lethbridge College alumni. Larisa, the youngest of her siblings, says seeing her brother and sister enjoying their college experiences influenced her decision to attend. “It is sort of weird we all went there at one time or another,” she says. “I am happy to say that I was able to continue my family’s love for the college and we all gained valuable knowledge from our time there.”
Cathy says she only recently realized how special it is that so many members of her family have connections to the college. “We credit Lethbridge College for providing them each with a strong start to their education and profession of choice,” she says.
Kim says he has always appreciated how the intimacy of the college environment allows students to get to know each other and the faculty, and he describes the college as his lifelong training centre. “The college has had significant positive influence on my family by allowing such a high level of education at our back door,” he says.
A common theme among the siblings is their appreciation for small class sizes and handson learning opportunities. Certainly, their experiences fostered a love for further education. Kim and Leanne both completed Bachelor of Management degrees; Larisa is enrolled in a Bachelor of Technology program; and Brandi finished a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Leanne has also passed the CA Uniform Evaluation and credits the college for helping pinpoint her desired career. “The learning environment was exactly what I needed to bridge the gap between high school and university,” she says. “The college was close to home and offered a wide variety of programs that were easily transferable to other institutions.”
Business Administration – Accounting 2005
Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician certifications 2008
Director of community and protective services, Town of Redcliff
Business Administration – Accounting 2011
Senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Environmental Assessment and Restoration 2012
Intermediate project manager at NorthWind Land Resources (NWLR)
Brandi (Greenstein) Dalton
Bachelor of Nursing 2004
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