Wider Horizons recognized
Three Wider Horizons stories received industry honours in recent months. Paul Kingsmith’s “Whistling While He Works” profile of a long-time Lethbridge College Facilities department employee and alumnus received a bronze award in the Feature Writing category at the CASE District VIII 2018 Communication Awards ceremony in February. Lisa Kozleski’s “Lethbridge College Love Stories” was a finalist in the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards. In the same competition, “People Make the Place,” which included stories by Lisa Kozleski, D’Arcy Kavanagh and Dave McMurray and illustrations by Brent Bates, was recognized in the editorial package category.
New members named to board of governors
The Government of Alberta has appointed three members to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Tracy Zappone returns for a second term on the board, and was joined by first-time members Travis Plaited Hair and Kristine Cassie. Zappone has been a lawyer for the past 27 years, specializing in family law and child protection. Plaited Hair is currently the executive director of Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society and Leader of the Sacred Horns Society of the Blood Reserve. Cassie is currently the director of operations for the Southern Alberta Community Living Association, after previously serving as CEO of the YWCA Lethbridge and District for more than 10 years.
Cal Whitehead receives international leadership award
Cal Whitehead, interim dean of the Centre for Applied Management, was presented with the Chair Academy’s Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leader Award at a gala event April 3 in Denver. The award recognizes achievements in advancing academic and administrative leadership. Whitehead has championed the trades programs and was integral to the planning and development of the new Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility.
NISOD Excellence Award winners announced
This year’s NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence Award recipients are Bill Nykiel and Sheri Wright. Nykiel, a placement coordinator in the Centre for Health and Wellness, is known for leading by example and is an outstanding role model and mentor to many. SPHERE chair Wright’s philosophy and understanding of education, leadership and inspiring innovation have transformed education at the college.
Four students present research at provincial conference
Four Ecosystem Management students in the Fish and Wildlife Management concentration presented senior research project posters at the annual Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society conference in March in Lethbridge. Brook Skagen, Loren Seitz, Teagan Holt and Emma LaRocque competed in the best student poster competition with other undergraduate students from universities across Alberta and Western Canada. Seitz placed first, and LaRocque placed third.