May 20th, 2018

College magazine receives honour


By Schnarr, J.W. on February 14, 2018.

J.W. Schnarr

Lethbridge Herald

jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com

Communications staff at Lethbridge College have been recognized for their work in Wider Horizons, the college’s community magazine.

A Wider Horizons cover story featuring Clarence Slomp, a long-time Lethbridge College Facilities department employee and alumnus, received a bronze award in the Feature Writing category at the CASE District VIII 2018 Communication Awards ceremony in Seattle recently.

The winning submission, “Whistling While He Works,” was written by senior communications specialist Paul Kingsmith. It appeared in the fall 2016 issue of Wider Horizons.

Slomp’s cheerful whistling has echoed through hallways and stairwells of the college for more than 35 years.

Kingsmith shadowed Slomp for a day and provided insight into the many ways he keeps the physical and emotional heart of the campus humming along.

“Paul wrote a wonderful story about one of the most respected and valued members of the Lethbridge College community, and in the process let readers have a better sense of what makes the college such a special place,” Wider Horizons editor Lisa Kozleski stated in a news release.

This is the ninth award the college has received from CASE VIII in the last dozen years.

When the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association announced its showcase finalists for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards recently, the list included two Wider Horizons features.

The first, “Lethbridge College Love Stories,” written by Kozleski, was recognized in the profile category.

It was a love story about Dick and Yvonne Kerber, students in the college’s very first class in 1957, and included other love stories of couples who had met during their time at the college.

The second, “People Make the Place,” which included stories by Kozleski, D’Arcy Kavanagh and Dave McMurray, and illustrations by Brent Bates, was recognized in the editorial package category.

The 22-page feature showcased 60 people who have contributed or continue to contribute to the college environment.

The 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards honour and celebrate the work of Alberta’s magazine creatives, art directors, writers, photographers, editors and illustrators, all of whom will be celebrated at the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards Gala on March 8 in Calgary.

Wider Horizons, which is designed by Dana Woodward and edited by Kozleski, is published each January, April and September and goes out to more than 33,000 alumni and community members.

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