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Lakeland Link Newsletter: June 10, 2021
Sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture programming and research are growing at Lakeland College, thanks to an anonymous $300,000 gift to Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign.
 
 
 
 
The Rustlers' lineup is expanding with the introduction of a women's hockey team hitting the ice this fall.  
 
 
 
 
Lakeland's Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign wraps up this month and has surpassed its $11 million goal. To celebrate the end of its most successful fundraising campaign, Lakeland is participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, where every $1 donated supports student success and gives the college a chance to win $20,000.
 
Through alumni giving, college operations and student spending, Lakeland College's annual economic impact exceeds $130 million. 
 
 
 
 
Bryan and Sharon Perkins have funded the first student award for the new bachelor of agriculture technology degree.
  
Lakeland is partnering with Women Building Futures to help diversify power engineering and help women improve their career readiness.
 
Lakeland stands ready with Alberta's other community colleges to support the Ministry of Advanced Education's Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy.

Convocation 2020 and 2021

On May 27, June 3 and June 4, Lakeland celebrated the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 in virtual convocation ceremonies. 
 
Ceremonies:
 
 
Congratulations to Caylee Dorval (Vermilion) and Jeru Lopez (Lloydminster), recipients of the 2021 President's Medal!
 
We were honoured to welcome Dr. Richard Starke (Vermilion) and Robin Acton (Lloydminster) to the Lakeland College family as the Distinguished Citizens for 2020
 
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 and welcome to our alumni family! 

Beyond the classroom

Conference on Environmental Management
Bachelor of applied science: environmental management students presented their capstone presentations at this year's virtual Conference on Environmental Management

Hands-on human services

Leadership
Human services students used their leadership project as an opportunity to foster connection and community.

Equine dreams come true

Julieanna Dunbar
As Lakeland celebrates the first graduating class from ​its new animal science technology equine major, Julieanna Dunbar, Class of 2021, heads off into the backcountry to use her new equine skills.

An insider's perspective

The Lloydminster Chamber of Co​mmerce's Mentoring in New Dimensions program ​provided Lakeland business students with the opportunity to learn from local businesspeople.
 
 

A new career path with HOPE

2021 HOPE graduate Cassidy Dillon is ready to start his new career in the energy sector in July.

Alumni spotlight

Catch up with some of Lakeland's alumni in the newest edition of our Excel Magazine!
 

Virtual reunion

Alumni spotlight
Connection is more important than ever these days, and we are excited to host our first virtual Alumni Weekend June 11-13!

Message from our president

Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart
Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart sends best wishes to all of Lakeland's new graduates in her latest column. She also gives an update on fall 2021 program delivery and the ongoing construction on the WH Mead Animal Science Centre.
 

 New photo albums:

 

New videos:

 

 

 

Upcoming ​events

 
June 11: Alumni Weekend (​online)
October 22 and 23: Open House 
 
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