Guillermo Aceytuno, a Business Administration student, was named the grand prize winner in the technology stream of the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge held in late spring. A passionate learner, this was Guillermo’s second year participating in the challenge and he represents the type of entrepreneur that the CEC hopes to help.
Dr. Joyce D’Andrea, an instructor in the nursing program at the college and the University of Lethbridge, received the Friend of Health Sciences award from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the university this fall. “Joyce has dedicated her career to nursing education,” says Dr. Chris Hosgood, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. At both institutions, “she has supported and mentored generations of students over a nursing career of five decades.”
Stephen Graham, an instructor in the Computer Information Technology program, earned his Master of Science (with merit) degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh this fall. Stephen spent 2016-17 in Scotland and brings back enthusiasm for his subject area, contacts with experts in the field, and a very strong sense of appreciation for being able to take this on with college support.
Dr. Christopher Grignard, General Studies instructor, traveled to Fort Benton, Mont., this summer with two Elders from Red Crow Community College to gain firsthand knowledge of a place of historical significance to the local Indigenous population. Grignard and members of Red Crow’s Eminent Scholar Program are building on their partnership in an effort to create a timeline of events for Blackfoot history that will be used to inform curriculum both here at Lethbridge College and at Red Crow Community College.
Paul Kingsmith, Lethbridge College’s communications specialist, was named one of four SimpsonScarborough Scholars by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the summer. As one of this year’s scholars, Kingsmith received free attendance at the Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing, CASE’s flagship training program for newcomers to the communications and marketing field, which was held in July at Boston University.
Chef Doug Overes, chair of the Culinary Careers program, has added another accolade to his list – one that came from closer to home. Chef Doug was named to the Palliser School District Wall of Fame in a ceremony held in late August. Overes attended Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale, before moving on to graduate from Lethbridge College.