June 29, 2015
Celebrating Convocation 2015
A century after the first 2-year program students graduated from Vermilion School of Agricultural, Lakeland College saw nearly 700 students convocate in 2015.

This issue is dedicated to them and has stories plus photo galleries for both the Vermilion Convocation and the Lloydminster Convocation. Learn more about the honorary citizens, distinguished alumni, medalists of 2015 and generational alumni.

The Class of 2015 has details and links to more stories. You can also check out the convocation archive page for archived videos of the ceremonies. All photos are also available on flickr for download.

And, watch the convocation celebration video.

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Ag research, equine centre & student award donations
Herb and Nita Little, of Little Ranching, are the latest contributors to ag sciences at Lakeland with $10,000 going to the Equine Centre and another $25,000 to student awards. Their June donation followed an additional $150,000 from Judy Sweet in May toward the livestock research centre modernization and expansion.
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In other news
Lakeland's university transfer program provided a foundation for success for Tyson Armstrong who started his BComm and Tammy Blyan who started her social work degree.

Cody Barks
is keeping firefighting in the family. He will graduated from the 2nd platoon of 12-week fighting training later this summer.

Online programs give more options to more students. For Jen Lewis taking parts apprenticeship online allowed to her take training she couldn't have taken on campus with two small children and a full-time job. Sara Johnston, a busy mother with a day home, faced the same challenges, so took the early learning & child care diploma online. Dual credit options for high school students scored a hit in the first year of a carpentry program.

Lakeland students have also been showcasing their skills and talents in a variety of venues:
Our continuing education programs are going strong.
  • Meet some of the Dutch students who took an AI course in Vermilion this spring.
  • Another group graduated from the introduction to heavy oil & gas program. Check out their group shot in the June 29 photo gallery.
  • Check out the con.ed. calendar for all the courses offered now and throughout the year.

Trades & Technology has a new dean. Dave King, an alumnus and long time instructor, officially moves from chair to dean on July 1.

The new Métis Scholar Awards are funded by an endowment from the Métis Education Foundation and will provide 2 to 4 scholarships annually.

Lakeland's green roof pavilion got a renewal in early June with new plants that are part of an ongoing study by the Enviro Club.

Along with the regular photo gallery, take a look at Homecoming 2015 in photos.

Photo Gallery
3 decades of service
Geretta Partington was chosen as the 2015 recipient of a provincial award recognizing long-term and outstanding service to students.
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Next issue: September
That's a wrap for the 2014-15 academic year. The Link will return in September not long after the majority of our students. Enjoy your summer.

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Coming Events
Happy Canada Day written with a single maple leaf
Lacer the Racer Memorial Golf Tournament

July 25
Vermilion Golf Club
Lakeland College Golf Tournament
presented by Kondro Electric

Sept 1
Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre
Registration Day
Sept 8
Lloydminster & Vermilion Campuses
Colour Me Rowdy 5 km
Sept 12
Lloydminster Campus
Rustler Soccer Season & Home Opener
Sept 12
Legion Field Lloydminster
Rustler Basketball Home Openers
Oct 16
Lloydminster Gym
Rustlers Volleyball Home Openers
Oct 23
Lloydminster Gym
Lakeland Open House
Oct 23 & 24
Lloydminster & Vermilion Campuses
ACAC WBB Championships
March 3-5, 2016
Lloydminster Gym Events Calendar
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