COVID may have changed the college experience the past two years, but it seems to have inspired students’ appreciation of their teachers at Lethbridge College. The Lethbridge College Faculty Association (LCFA)/Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA) Teaching Excellence Awards resumed after a two-year break, and 170 students stepped up to nominate 83 faculty members. The awards committee recognized two Rookie of the Year recipients for new instructors for 2020-21 and 2021-22, and one Teaching Excellence Award recipient. All three recipients are also graduates of Lethbridge College.
A new Lethbridge College research project will work to determine how potato bedding processes can ensure the best result for producers, while also moving towards environmentally sustainable agriculture practices.
Second-year Multimedia Production (MMP) student Hayden Mountain Horse is using her incredible artistic skills to bring conceptual characters to life - a practicum assignment she calls “a perfect fit.” Mountain Horse has been working with Bej’a Christmas, founder and CEO of Anemoia Studios - a production house and talent agency based in Oakland, Calif. Its focus is to promote people of colour and other marginalized communities in the entertainment industry.
Lethbridge College is pleased to announce that Betty Ann Little Wolf (Anatsi’piiksaakii – Pretty Bird) will be the 21st honorary degree recipient in the institution’s history. Little Wolf will receive an Honorary Baccalaureate Degree as part of the college’s Spring 2022 Convocation ceremonies.
Lethbridge College is rebranding one of three majors offered in its Business Administration diploma program. As of Fall 2022, the General Business major will be renamed Business Operations. The two-year diploma includes a common first year, followed by the choice of one of three majors in the second year: Business Operations, Management and Accounting.
Building on the excitement of Spring 2022 Convocation, Lethbridge College (Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan – Stone Pipe) is hosting Stone Pipe Celebration – a full contest powwow – on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The two-day celebration will feature a variety of events, including intertribal contest singing and drumming, round dance singing, competition dancing and tiny tot dancing.
For the ninth year in a row, Lethbridge College has received top marks from Alberta’s Auditor General for its financial reporting. The college received all green lights – the top designation possible – in the 2021 Auditor General’s annual Report on Post-secondary Institutions released earlier this year.
Some of the most well-known videogame characters will clash on screen this weekend as Lethbridge College opens its doors for a high school esports tournament. Southern Alberta students, in Grades 9 through 12, can register to battle it out at the Super Smash Bros tourney aptly named “Kodiaks Spring Smash.” The game features characters from various Nintendo franchises as players try to knock their opponents off the stage and out of bounds.
Natural Resource Compliance student Matthew Henry has been named valedictorian for Lethbridge College’s Spring 2022 Convocation. He will lead the procession of graduates and speak at the ceremony planned for May 27 in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Henry, who was also valedictorian of his high school class of 13 students in Treherne, Man., has a 4.0 grade point average and is heavily involved in college and community organizations.
The pursuit of education extends beyond just the students at Lethbridge College, as numerous faculty and staff members invest the time to follow their own educational pathways. The college’s Alumni Engagement department hosted its first “You Are Remarkable” event, which recognized college employees who have completed PhD, master’s and bachelor’s programs over the past two years.