Long Service Recognition

Deb Harrower receiving 20 year recognition gift from Lakeland chair and presidentEvery year Lakeland College recognizes people who have worked here for 10 or more years. We also say good-bye to our retirees.

Current year honourees, as well as an archive of previous recipients are in the drop downs.
 
In 2017, Lakeland also began recognizing past board members.
 
Photos from recognition events from 2009 to the present are available on Flickr. flickr logo
Photo: Debbie Harrower (centre) receives her 20-year recognition gift from Darrel Howell (left), board chair, and Alice Wainwright-Stewart (right), Lakeland's president, at the 2017 long service recognition evening.

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2017 Long Service
10 Years
Shaffeek Ali
SarahJayne Biglieni
Robert Brow
Janet Carlyon
Jeremy Danyliw
Allison Donally
Leslie Ferbey
Sue Hendriks
Ron Hoffman
Gilbert Jespersen
Lyle Kragnes
Owen Lakusta
Marcel Lefebvre
Darryl Magas
Idella Matthews
Angela Minish
Tony Neilson
Mark Okrainetz
Brad Onofrychuk
Josie Pashulka
Alexander Popoff
Matthew Slimmon
Mona Smith
Val Smith
Vicki Snelgrove
Tammy Steele
Shane Straty
Sharon Stredwick
Josie Van Lent
Terry Welker
Shelley Yaceyko
15 Years
Bonnie Benesch
Tara Docksteader
Cecelia Foster
Lawrence Klatt
Dena Klein
Harold Lewis
Jim Zuk
 
20 Years
Raymond Anana
Derald Delves
Shelley Demeter
Doreen Der
Leanne Griffiths
Debbie Harrower
Robin Lagroix-McLean
Maureen Lehmann
Kerri Sinclair
Peter Wilkinson
Darla Yonkman
 
25 Years
Mark Cryderman
Thu Nguyen

30 years
Alva Andersen
Rob Baron
Chris Noster
Bernice Schira
Angela Wilm
35 Years
Janice Jones
 
40 Years
Jim Zadorozny
 
Retirees
Derald Delves
Chris Noster
Barry Sherwood
Angela Wilm
 
Past Board
Members
Zachary Hoskins-Janes
Debbie Maddex
Gary Moses
Scott Webb
     
2016 Long Service

10 Years

Kevin Gannon, Security
Curtis Gorkoff, Recreation
Darrell Hickman, Agricultural Sciences
Guy Holbeche, College Facilities
Anita Horpestad, Emergency Training Centre
Sandra Hunter, Human Resources
David King, Trades & Technology
Roxene Lockhart, Trades & Technology
Maurice MacMillan, Emergency Training Centre
Fiona McLeod, Interior Design
Jolien Miller, Agricultural Sciences
Crystal Mullen, Agricultural Sciences
Dale Pearce, Teaching & Learning Commons
Darcey Shyry, Agricultural Sciences
Michael Vany, Information Technology
Leonard Wright, Trades & Technology 

15 Years

Larry Bingham, Applied Research
Don Currie, College Facilities
Delsa Fluney, Health, Wellness and University Transfer
Kyla Graham, Student Services
Marilyn Isley, Residence
Jim King, College Facilities
Neil Napora, Trades & Technology
Karen Snelgrove, Office of the Registrar
Marilyn Sommer, Environmental Sciences
Amanda Stepanick, Advancement
Larry Tebb, ETC
Diane Winter, Trades & Technology
Cathy Wolters, Marketing & Communications

20 years

Siobhan Fundytus, Human Resources
Wendy Gill, Office of the Registrar
Gwen Gochee, ETC
Vy Gotceitas, Environmental Sciences
Alan Jones, Emergency Training Centre
Sue Klym, Printing
Anne Lockwood, Commons

25 years

Dorothy Pidruchney, Office of the Registrar
Greg Plant, Trades & Technology
Chris Senaratne, Emergency Training Centre
Dawn McKenzie Weinhandl, Health & Wellness
Randy Zaharko, College Facilities

30 years

Denise Earle, Human Resources
Randy Hobbis, Trades & Technology
Alan Rogan, Recreation

35 Years

Colette Lefebvre, Human Resources
Debbie Maddex, College Facilities
Pat Minish, Bookstore

Retirees

Larry Bingham
Mel Matheson
Cliff McAuley
Kirk McInroy
Dawn McKenzie Weinhandl
Terri Rowat
Peter Walsh
2015 Long Service

10 Years

Michelle Armstrong
Eileen Arthur
Janet Carey
Ivan Cusack
Raelean Hickson
Linden Lundback
Arne Nelson
Tracy Quinton
Darina Shubert
Greg Zielinski

15 Years

David Bates
Joanne Dickson
Dave Harasiuk
Yvonne Hynek
Leslie Johnson
Rob Koebel
Roxee Konieczny
Leeman Martin
Al Motley
Matthew Newman
Mariette Sargeant
Laura Somerville
Allen Verbeek

20 Years

Theresa Berg
Kim Eremko
Carmen Stredwick
 

25 Years

Jeff Dustow
Tracy Eger-Zaharko
Cindy Hart
Lawrence Hess

30 years

Mac MacLean
Denise Martin

35 years

Darlene Barr
Geretta Partington

Retirees

Lee Arthur
Glenn Garnett
Margo Hines
Farideh Malek
Willa McCormack
Allan Oldham
Marshall Pashulka
Irene Rochford
Bert Samuelson
Mac MacLean

2014 Long Service

10 Years

 Todd Field  

25 Years

Jamie Anderson
Robert Cuny
Laura MacLellan
Mel Mathison
Cliff McAuley 
Willa McCormack
Jo-Ann Mones
Terri Rowat
Lori Tessier 

15 Years

Earl Brosseau
Darla Brown
Laura Buchynski
 Chris Thompson
Jason Veitch
Shauna Zack

20 Years

Laura Baker
Randy Fines
Donna Horpestad
Merle Klumph
Kirk McInroy
Chris Olsen
 

30 Years

 Janice Heit
Wanjiku Kaai
Susanne Martin
 Alice Wainwright-Stewart
Peter Walsh

35 Years

Glenn Garnett

Retirees

Phillip Allen
Glenn Charlesworth
Barbara Gordey
Barry Gordey
Neil Maclean
Wayne Miller
Terry Samuelson
Debbie Ward
Jim Zadorozny
2013 Long Service

10 Years

Phil Allen
Carla Anderson
Charlene Bonnar
Lonnie Boothman
Glen Buchanan
Michael Crowe
Judy Eyben
John Fedoriuk
Michelle Gaboury
Bryan Moon
Debbie Neigum
Stu Ribey
Judy Sarsons
Darla Stepanick

15 Years

Debbie Harrower
Joanne McDonald
Barry Sherwood
Colleen Symes
Karen Tichon
Darla Yonkman

20 Years

Bob Cameron
Jason King
Robyn Rodgers

25 Years

Mike Romano

30 Years

Bob Fisher
Don Henry

35 Years

Jan Anderson
Melody Moore

Retirees

Manju Kilam, Simone Odynski, Cindi Plant, Jackie Weisgerber, Bessie Zoerb
2012 Long Service

10 years

Jullie Andersen
Bonnie Benesch
Tara Docksteader
Cecelia Foster
Kyla Graham
Lawrence Klatt
Dena Klein
Harold Lewis
Clint McCullough
Allan Oldham
Tracy Wasylishen
Heather Watt
Jim Zuk

15 Years

Raymond Anana
Carmen Cadrain
Derald Delves
Shelley Demeter
Doreen Der
Leanne Griffiths
Alan Jones
Robin Lagroix-McLean
Maureen MacDonald
Kerri Sinclair
Peter Wilkinson

20 Years

Mark Cryderman
Barry Gordey
Thu Nguyen
Jackie Weisgerber

25 Years

Alva Andersen
Rob Baron
Wayne Miller
Chris Noster
Marshall Pashulka
Bernice Schira
Angela Wilm

30 Years

Glenn Charlesworth

35 Years

Jim Zadorozny

Retirees

Larry Brindle
Cheryl Nawrot
Leanne Sauer
Pat Wasylik
2011 Long Service

10 years

Larry Bingham, ag sciences instructor
Don Currie, custodian
Delsa Fluney, bio lab tech
Margo Hines, facilitator Saskatchewan programming
Jim King, fleet repair & maintenance tech
Neil Napora, trades & technology instructor
Leanne Sauer, business instructor
Karen Snelgrove, associate registrar
Marilyn Sommer, admin assistant
Amanda Stepanick, donations coordinator
Dianne Winter, admin assistant
Leonard Wilhelm, special needs coordinator
counsellor
Cathy Wolters, web coordinator

15 Years

Susan Brazeau, human services instructor
Soibhan Fundytus,  HR systems specialist
Wendy Gill, residence services operations
coordinator
Vy Gotceitas, enviro science instructor
Sue Klym, print/mail clerk
Todd Ree, ag sciences instructor
Shirley Rolheiser, Learning Centre assistant
Randy Segboer, fire service instructor

20 Years

Farideh Malek, enviro sciences instructor
Dawn McKenzie-Weinhandl, health &
wellness instructor
Dorothy Pidruchney, timetabling/apprenticeship
registration coordinator
Greg Plant, interior design instructor
Chris Senaratne, AEMA manager (accreditation
& certification)
Randy Zaharko, maintenance service worker
Bessie Zoerb, health & wellness instructor

25 years

Denise Earle, human resources consultant
Randy Hobbis, trades & technology instructor
Stu McGregor, academic upgrading instructor
Alan Rogan, recreation-athletics coordinator
Bert Samuelson, trades & technology dean

30 years

Colette Lefebvre, human resources consultant
Debbie Maddex, admin assistant
Pat Minish, bookstore clerk
Cindi Plant, interior design instructor

Retirees

Janice Jones, telecommunications officer
Marielyn Keys, admin assistant
Isabelle Moses, executive assistant
Lynne Politeski, academic upgrading instructor
John Robinson, ag sciences instructor
Clara Thalheimer, program evaluation &
instructional development coordinator
Rocky Wallbaum, business instructor
2010 Long Service

10 years

David Bates, instructor trades & technology
Joanne Dickson, agricultural technician 
Leanne Griffiths, student employment advisor
David Harasiuk, instructor trades & technology
Yvonne Hynek, caretaking
Leslie Johnson, utilities clerk
Sean Kingston, senior network specialist
Rob Koebel, instructor business
Roxee Konieczny, student records assistant
Leeman Martin, campus security supervisor
Al Motley, instructor
Matthew Newman, instructor trades & technology
Tricia Newport, student records/timetable coordinator
Mariette Sargeant. course development and accreditation assistant
Ken Smith, instructor agricultural sciences
Laura Somerville, cataloguing technician
Allen Verbeek, chair environmental sciences
Susan Werner, technical assistant information technology

15 years

Theresa Berg, Staff training & development  coordinator
Kim Eremko, faculty agricultural sciences 
Simone Odynski, student services coordinator
Carmen Stredwick, computer/network technician

20 Years

Jeff Dustow, manager capital projects
Tracy Eger-Zaharko, shipping/receiving clerk
Cindy Hart, accounts receivable clerk
Lawrence Hess, director college facilities & services
Neil Maclean, instructor trades & technology 

25 Years

Lee Arthur, instructor environmental sciences 
Larry Brindle, instructor trades & technology
Mac MacLean, coordinator safety & environment 
Denise Martin, admin assistant ag sciences 
Pat Wasylik, chair human services 

30 years

Darlene Barr, human resources advisor
Douglas Moeckl , instructor fire & emergency services
Geretta Partington, financial aid and awards officer

Retirees

Wilf Dumont, caretaking
Franklin Foster, instructor university transfer
Ken Lawrence, instructor trades & technology 
Patty Pidruchney, instructor business
2009 Long Service

10 years

Earl Brosseau, maintenance service worker
Darla Brown, logistics facilitator, emergency training centre
Laura Buchynski, coordinator university transfer labs
Mark Butler, associate dean international and distance delivery
Norma Butz, financial services clerk
Mary McPherson, caretaking
Terry Samuelson, distance learning facilitator, emergency training centre
Shauna Starko, record service delivery coordinator
Chris Thompson, instructor auto/diesel
Jason Veitch, maintenance supervisor

20 years

Jamie Anderson, agricultural technician
Robert Cuny, university transfer instructor
Mary Finlin, TLC coordinator Lloydminster
Franklin Foster, university transfer instructor
Laura MacLellan, grounds supervisor
Mel Mathison, dean of agricultural and environmental sciences
Cliff McAuley, business instructor
Willa McCormack, payroll officer
Jo-Ann Mones, associate registrar
Terri Rowat, animal sciences instructor
Anil Sharma, information technology director
Lori Tessier, admin assistant recreation
Rocky Wallbaum, business instructor 

25 years

Barbara Gordey, registrar
Janice Heit, information technology
Wanjiku Kaai, librarian
Susanne Martin, administrative assistant associate dean human services
Alice Wainwright-Stewart, vice president academic, innovation and research
Peter Walsh, agricultural sciences instructor

30 years

Glenn Garnett, auto/diesel ed lab technician
Blanche Henry. office administration instructor
Patty Pidruchney, appraisal and assessment instructor

15 years

Randy Fines, residence services coordinator
Laura Finlayson, executive assistant to the vice president
Donna Horpestad, admin assistant curriculum development
Marielyn Keys, admin assistant academic upgrading and university transfer
Merle Klumph, institutional reporting officer
Kirk McInroy, manager of technical services, emergency training centre
Chris Olsen, environmental sciences instructor
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.