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Lethbridge College students and staff celebrated the Lethbridge College Students’ Association’s (LCSA)LCSA donation donation of $200,000 toward a multi-use student space to be called the LCSA South Commons in the new trades and technologies facility during an event in Centre Core in April.

“The LCSA is pleased to be able to give back to the college in a meaningful way,” said then-LCSA President Michael Doughty. “This new space will be created for and defined by future generations of Lethbridge College students and we thank all of the current students who shared our vision and voted to make this gift a reality.”

The LCSA held a referendum along with its student elections in early March to determine support for the gift following a unanimous endorsement from the LCSA executive. The LCSA South Commons will be located within the new trades and technologies facility and will increase the existing designated student study areas and meeting areas on campus, which the LCSA identified as a priority.

“We’re incredibly grateful that the LCSA and our students choose to support our new trades and technologies facility,” said Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. “Using these funds to create more collaborative space for students is one of the ways we can continue to offer accessibility to our learners.”

The college broke ground on the new trades and technologies facility in April 2014 and the first phase, which will host programs within the Crooks School of Transportation such as Automotive Service Technician, Parts Technician, Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician, opened in late August. The second phase of the new facility, including the LCSA South Commons, will open in September 2017. The college has raised more than $22.8 million of the $25 million goal for the Possibilities are Endless campaign.

More information on the new trades and technologies facility is available at lethbridgecollege.ca/ttrip.

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