Wider Horizons

It’s special when the place you work is the place you went to school. Nursing instructor Karla Wolsky was Siegle and Wolsky familyonce a nursing student at the college herself. She chose the program because she wanted to be in a small institution with a solid reputation and practical opportunities. “The nursing program was and still is a well-respected program in Alberta,” she says. ”Thanks to its close partnerships with the practice sector, it was very easy for me to obtain employment on one of the floors at the hospital in which I had my nursing practicum.”

Karla’s dad, Don Siegle is also an alumnus. He completed a Business Administration diploma and then worked in municipal administration. He enjoyed his time in the program very much, and even though it’s been many years, he recalls a proud moment when the college asked his permission to present a paper of his to a class of students at the University of Lethbridge.

This family’s connection to the college doesn’t end there. Karla’s husband, Vance Wolsky, graduated from the Conservation Enforcement degree and his sister, Colleen Murphy, completed the Secretarial Sciences program. Vance enjoyed meeting like-minded people at school and made community connections that still exist today. His favourite memory from his time at the college was socializing with friends from his program. Colleen’s college experience was also positive and she says the knowledge and skills she gained have helped her throughout her career.

Karla says her family is involved with the college beyond her employment, such as volunteering for events and attending classes. “We continue to access the non-credit courses for all members of our family,” she says, “and, most likely, our children will attend the college once they graduate high school.”

Karla Wolsky
Nursing 1998
Nursing Instructor at Lethbridge College

Don Siegle
Business Administration 1973
Retired, previously worked in municipal administration

Vance Wolsky
Conservation Enforcement degree 2001
Inspector for Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission

Colleen Murphy
Secretarial Sciences program 1986
Working in the service industry


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Wider Horizons
Megan Shapka
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