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NLC Wins Chamber Business Award

Posted on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Glenn Mitchell accepts the Chamber Business Award from Josh Friesen, Executive Director, Community Futures Slave Lake

Slave Lake, Alberta (April 4, 2022): Northern Lakes College was proud to be the recipient of the 2021 Large Business Award distributed by the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony, which was postponed due to COVID, was held virtually in January 2022.

The Large Business Award, sponsored by ATCO Slave Lake, highlights the College contribution to the region, commitment to innovation, support of employees, and long-term service to the community.

For over 50 years, Northern Lakes College has been providing flexible, quality programs and services to students in northern Alberta. The innovative Supported Distance Learning model, unique to Northern Lakes College, provides flexibility for students in accessing their courses and programs. It enables students to study from their home community, drawing on support networks of family, friends, and their community itself. No moving to the city is required! Thousands of Northern Lakes College graduates are now employed in many vocations throughout the north, all over Alberta, and beyond. The NLC Supported Distance Teaching model provides faculty with robust supports with the goal of providing the best possible experience for students. The College achieves excellence in work life balance and opportunities for professional development for employees.

“On behalf of Northern Lakes College, I wish to express sincere thanks to the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce for selecting NLC as the Large Business Award recipient in the 2021 Business Awards. This recognition is significant to our College and our community. The Chamber’s effort to celebrate the business community in Slave Lake promotes excellence and community building, and Northern Lakes College thanks the Chamber for this,” comments Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO.

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A distance learning college, Northern Lakes College provides the most accessible and flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. Utilizing its unique Supported Distance Learning (SDL) model, NLC assists 5,000 students annually to continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

For additional information contact:
Rachel Ouellette
Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Office of the President
Northern Lakes College