Judy Slomp, like many doting grandparents, wonders what the future will hold for her grandsons. One question she takes a lot of pleasure in considering is this: “Who knows what direction our grandsons Parker, Mason and Chase will go in when they are postsecondary age?”
Maybe, she thinks, they’ll follow in the footsteps of so many of their family members and attend Lethbridge College. Judy and her husband, Clarence; two of their three sons, Jordan and Alex; daughter-in-law Lacey; and Judy’s father, Casey Scheurkogel; are all alumni of the college, while Judy and Clarence’s son, Chris, is a current student.
Judy loved going to the college as a child with her dad when he was chairman of the Welding and Machine Shop department. She continued to visit the campus when her husband Clarence started working with the Maintenance department in 1982.
Clarence has been working at the college for more than 35 years. “I’ve grown in knowledge and ability in many areas over the many years!” he says. “Each day brings different challenges and activities to accomplish.”
Jordan stays connected to the college by volunteering with the Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Advisory Council. He appreciated the knowledge and dedication of his instructors when he was a student.
Alex acknowledges the role studying at the college plays in his current career. “Completing the Carpentry Apprenticeship gave me a good foundational knowledge of construction practices that have helped me to become a better engineer,” he says.
Branching out further, Judy and Clarence each have siblings who attended the college, as well as numerous nephews. Judy says, “I think auto and heavy duty mechanics, environmental science, culinary arts, agriculture, criminal justice, electrician, and wind turbine programs should cover them all.”
Welding apprenticeship 1968
Former chairman of the Welding and Machine Shop department at Lethbridge College
Judy (Scheurkogel) Slomp
Business Computer Applications course 1998
Retired; former office assistant at Lethbridge College for 10 years in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Applied Management Centres
Carpentry apprenticeship 1989
Building maintenance supervisor at Lethbridge College
Heavy Equipment Technician apprenticeship 2006
Service manager at New West Truck Centres in Lethbridge
Carpentry apprenticeship 2009
Structural engineer at MPE Engineering in Lethbridge
Currently enrolled in Emergency Medical Technician program
Grounds maintenance at Infinity Property Care in Lethbridge
Lacey (Oxley) Slomp
Early Childhood Education 2012
Educational assistant at Lethbridge Christian School
Are you a multi-generational Lethbridge College family? If at least three members across one or more generations attended Lethbridge College, let us know by emailing WHMagazine@lethbridgecollege.ca. We’d love to profile you in a future issue of Wider Horizons.