Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
More than 600 Lakeland students were eligible for convocation this spring.
Hayley Down (centre) of Maryfield, Sask., a graduate of the Animal Health Technology program at the Vermilion campus, received the Governor General’s Medal. The medal is presented to the student who graduates with the highest academic standing in a Lakeland College diploma-level program.
Rayleigh Conley (left) of Camrose, a graduate of the Environmental Sciences − Monitoring and Protection major at the Vermilion campus, and Joshua Firlotte (right) of Lloydminster, a graduate of the Heavy Oil Operations Technician program, each received a President’s Medal. The medal is presented to a graduating student at each campus who has demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership in student activities.
See photos of the Vermilion Convocation
and Lloydminster Convocation
Distinguished Alumni & Citizens Honoured
Page and McGinnis receive alumni awards
Margaret Page, Classes of 1996 and 1997, and Dr. Arthur McGinnis, Class of 1941, were inducted to the Alumni Wall of Distinction during convocation ceremonies. Page, the founder and director of Beyond the Page Coaching, and Etiquette Page Enterprises, delivered the convocation address
at the Lloydminster campus. Dr. McGinnis, a respected researcher, received his award at the Vermilion campus. During his acceptance speech
he told grads, that “you never know when you finish school where your path will lead.” Both were also named to the Centennial Century Club.
Scott and Mazankowski named Distinguished Citizens
The number of honorary credentials awarded by Lakeland College in its 100-year history doubled this year. Olympian Beckie Scott was awarded an
Honorary Child and Youth Care Diploma at the Vermilion campus convocation ceremony. She also delivered the Vermilion convocation address
. The Right Honourable Don Mazankowski
was presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Business Degree at the convocation ceremony at the Lloydminster campus. Lakeland College awards honorary credentials to citizens who have made significant contributions to the community and have achieved provincial, national or international recognition. The college recognizes these individuals as Distinguished Citizens. Previous recipients are Bill Kondro in 2006 and Owen Baker in 2011. Photo: Don Mazankowski (left) is congratulated by Glenn Charlesworth (centre) and Milt Wakefield (right).
Also in the News!
Alumni Association gives back
Lakeland College Alumni Association has given back to the college once again. This time it was a $10,000 contribution to its award endowment. Read more...
Surpassing $1 million in student awards
It's another first--Lakeland gave out over $1million in awards, scholarships and bursaries in 2012-13. See the details....
Alberta Biochar Initiative helps grow Alberta’s bioeconomy
There was a ribbon cutting and workshop for the ABI. Read more...
Photo: Our mascot Rowdy was at a dance competition during the Downtown Summer Street Fest, part of Lloydminster's Art Without Borders celebration.