Wider Horizons

Macneil and Peat familySome kids, it seems, are destined to attend Lethbridge College. Systems analyst Evan Peat says the college has been a part of his and his brother Matthew’s life from a young age. “As children visiting our mother at work, we always found the college to be a fascinating and exciting place.” Their mother, Bette-Anne MacNeil, was Manager of Health Service for ten years and is an alumna of the Nursing program. Both Evan and Matthew graduated from the Computer Information Technology program.

This family’s college connections don’t stop there. Their step-father, Jim MacNeil, worked as an instructor and in Student Services for over a decade, and Matthew’s wife, Chelsey, is an alumna of the Unit Clerk program. Bette-Anne says her education at the college provided for many opportunities as a nurse and she enjoyed being an employee of the college as well. “It was truly gratifying to return to the college and work with and help many students while they were working towards their own successes.”

Evan Peat (Computer Information Technology, 2004) Systems Analyst, Lethbridge College

Matthew Peat (Computer Information Technology, 2008) IT Service Desk Technician, Lethbridge Regional Police Service

Chelsey Peat (Unit Clerk, 2011) Clerk II, Alberta Health Services

Bette-Ann MacNeil (Nursing, 1975) Retired; former manager of Health Services at Lethbridge College (1987–1997).

Dr. Jim MacNeil:  Retired; former instructor at Lethbridge College (1968–1969); former coordinator of student support services at Lethbridge College (1969–1971); and former director of student services at Lethbridge College (1972–1979).

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.

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Wider Horizons
Megan Shapka
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