Lori Patterson, Central Sterile Processing
Lori sent the college a Facebook update saying she found a full-time job in Edmonton less than two months after her graduation and that she is now studying to get her international certification which was based on the course materials she was taught at the college. “Who knows where this career will take me?” she wrote.
Victoria Saville, Criminal Justice
Victoria sent the following message to Wider Horizons: “I have actually been working as a Team Lead for Bylaw Services in Fort McMurray, along with three other Lethbridge College graduates! I have been employed with the department for the last seven years, and working in the Team Lead (supervisor) role since 2008. I have also found that a good portion of the people that I had taken the Criminal Justice Program with are now RCMP members who have been posted in Fort McMurray (it’s a small world for sure).”
Rob Anderson, Hotel and Restaurant Management
Rob was recently promoted to General Manager in the Ironwood American Kitchen at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. After graduating from the college, he went on to Royal Roads University and graduated in 2008 in its first ever class of International Hotel Management. He was then hired as Food and Beverage Outlets Manager at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria and, two and one-half years later, was promoted to Director of Outlets of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Newport Beach where he was awarded Leader of the Year in 2011.
Dylan Bennett, Computer Information Technology
Dylan currently is based in Chile with Teck Resources South America and works as a Senior Real-Time Systems Specialist in charge of evaluation, selection, implementation, integration, and operational support of real-time mining information and control systems. After graduating from the college, he went on to earn a degree in computer science from the University of Lethbridge and was hired by Teck Coal Limited after he completed his studies in 2005. He worked in a variety of positions before moving to Chile to work as the lead for IS mining technology implementation, integration and support at Teck Resources South American operations.
Shawna Van Uden, Practical Nursing
Shawna wrote in to Wider Horizons with this update: “I graduated from LC’s Practical Nursing program in 2002. I followed a special interest in fertility and reproductive health and began training to teach the Billings Ovulation Method in 2005. I became an accredited instructor in 2007. Since that time I have been providing fertility education to couples in southern Alberta and beyond. Billings is a natural way for women to manage their fertility, to overcome sub-fertility and to avoid pregnancy with 99 per cent effectiveness. My PN education has certainly been a strong foundation in this work!”
Toni Gfrerer, Administrative Assistant
Toni checked in with Wider Horizons and sent this update: “I am in the Crowsnest Pass and work as the Adult Education Coordinator for Crowsnest Pass Adult Education. I share space with Lethbridge College at the Lethbridge College – Crowsnest Pass Campus (but I am not an LC employee). It is a great partnership with our CCI.”
Rick Maddison, Communication Arts
Rick was featured in a column by John Thomson last summer in the Kelowna-based Castanet website. Thomson writes about Rick’s career, which started at CFCN in Calgary during his practicum. Rick moved on to CHLW in St. Paul and later on to CHAT in Medicine Hat, where he worked in sales. He then moved on to a variety of jobs in Kelowna before opening his own business, Tempest Media, in 2001. Thomson writes “I have been in this business for 58 years and it is amazing to see the work these boutique houses produce for their clients today; how many outlets they use; and the end results of their ongoing campaigns. It is a new world in that profession today and you have to be aware of the changes taking place all the time.”
New baby? New job? New hometown? Tell your classmates all about it by emailing WHMagazine@lethbridgecollege.ca. Be sure to include your name, your area of study, the year you completed your program and a little bit about what you have been doing since you left Lethbridge College.