October 25th, 2020

College accepting Honouring Excellence nominations

By Mabell, Dave on December 7, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

After 60-plus years of equipping southern Albertans, Lethbridge College has countless “success stories.”

Now it’s looking for nominations for four more, to be recognized during Honouring Excellence presentations next spring.

Members of the public are invited to help select Lethbridge College graduates in four categories -Distinguished Alumnus, Career Virtuoso, Community Leader and Rising Star – and to nominate them by Jan. 19.

“Every year, I am struck by the quality of candidates that we have for these awards,” says David Cocks, chair of the college’s Alumni Advisory Council.

“We need the help of our community to identify those who rose to the challenge to change our world one decision at a time, making a difference to those around them.

“We are so proud of all of our alumni and want to celebrate those who help make our institution great.”

Nominations will be accepted online at lethbridgecollege.ca/honouringexcellence.

The Distinguished Alumni award recognizes college graduates who have marked themselves in their chosen careers, made a significant contribution to their communities, and demonstrated service to the college and its students. The Career Virtuoso citation goes to a member of the alumni who has made significant contributions to their professional field through diligence, talent and dedication.

The Community Leader award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has made contributions to their community through their work or personal interests. And the Rising Star award is presented to an alumni member has demonstrated “many forms of success in their profession” within 10 years of graduating from the college.

While the Distinguished Alumni award was established in 1992 to commemorate the college’s 35th anniversary, the three others were created in 2007 to help celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary.

“To build towards the future, we must recognize where we’ve come from,” says Stephanie Savage, alumni engagement coordinator.

“These awards help to recognize the connection to our past, and are an important example for our current and future students. They prove that Lethbridge College provides a base, and there are no boundaries once you leave our college.”

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