Wider Horizons

Sometimes you leave college with more than a diploma.

Barbara knew in high school that she wanted to be a “stay-at-home” mom but also knew that she Hofman familywanted to work from home to contribute to her future household’s income. “I knew I would need a husband and an education in accounting,” she says. “I obtained both from Lethbridge College.”

As an 18-year-old, Kirk says he was “optimistically designing my future to include a business education that would help me acquire wealth in money, time and friends so that I could travel the world with a pretty girl and still return home to a comfortable lifestyle.” In year one of their studies in Business Administration, Barbara and Kirk knew of each other, but didn’t make a real connection until their second year in the program. “I had found that pretty girl to travel the world with and build a life together,” Kirk says.

Both Kirk and Barbara are thankful for their Lethbridge College educations, with Kirk saying his business classes helped him to be able to improve himself and help others. Barbara appreciated that her education allowed her to create a flexible career so that she could be involved with her children’s school lives and her community.

Their daughter, Amanda, is also a Lethbridge College alumna. She says choosing where to go to school was an important decision and she turned to her parents for guidance. “I decided I wanted the experience my parents had with the opportunity to attend a reputable college and stay close to home,” she says. While her focus during school was purely on journalism, she’s says she is grateful her instructors pushed her to try different subjects and projects so that she could find the career she’s truly passionate about. Her brother, David, has also taken some individual classes at the college to enhance his career – so attending Lethbridge College has truly been a family affair for this family.

The Hofmans

Kirk Hofman
Business Administration 1978
Chief Administrative Officer of Nobleford
(Distinguished Alumni Community Leader 2010)

Barbara (Martin) Hofman
Business Administration Accounting 1978
Self-employed bookkeeper/accountant
(Distinguished Alumni Community Leader 2013)

Amanda Hofman
Communication Arts Broadcast Journalism 2009
Account Manager (Marketing Consultant) at Rogers Broadcasting Rock 106 and 107.7 The River.

David Hofman
Electrical Engineering Technologist at MPE Engineering (took various engineering classes)

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 It’s a Family Affair.

Wider Horizons
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