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Passion for the North

Posted on Mar 16, 2018
NLC Alumni Christine Kaip

For communities like Peace River, educational opportunities can change people’s lives in very meaningful ways. In Northern Lakes College’s Social Work Diploma program, students learn to work with different cultures and learn how to recognize and deal with oppression. Graduates are active in their…

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Building the Future

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
NLC Alumni Terralynn Ledger

Teralynn Ledger works for Underhill Geomatics Ltd., a surveying company in Kamloops, British Columbia. While Ledger holds a diploma in Architectural and Engineering Technology from Thompson Rivers University, she requires formal training in surveying for her job. In early 2018, one of her supervisors…

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Leading by Example

Posted on Feb 5, 2018
NLC Alumni Tanis Flett

Graduating is a major accomplishment and there’s great joy in donning your cap and gown and receiving your parchment. It’s a day when you look back on the challenges you’ve overcome - the latenights studying, driving through storms to get to class, and remembering the people you met along the…

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Caring for your Community

Posted on Jan 3, 2018
NLC Alumni Selena Sliger

Social work is a profession concerned with enhancing collective and individual well-being. The Social Work program prepares graduates to assist clients to meet the demands of daily life, improve problem-solving and coping skills, and to link them with systems that offer resources, services, and opportunities.…

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A Dual Credit Journey to Success

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
NLC Alumni Kylar Schamp

What inspires you? Have you ever thought about the reason why you do the work that you do? Inspiration is what a lot of people search for and for Northern Lakes College Alumnus Kyler Schamp, it is what drives him. Schamp is a small town guy with big picture thinking. As a teenager, he enrolled into…

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Beyond the books: Striving in the midst of challenges

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
NLC Alumni Tarek Kadry

News today is widely accessible, and we often hear or read stories about people who require acute medical care. What we don’t hear or read about in the news are the stories of the people who work behind the scenes providing emergency medical services and the challenges they face. Tarek Kadry, a Northern…

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An Ambassador for Success

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
NLC Alumni Jzomuel 'Jay' Vida

As an energetic and enthusiastic student, Jay fit in with the class well and instantly made friends with his peers. His excitement to be part of the class was contagious! Jzomuel (Jay) Vida was a student of the Practical Nurse Program from the Grande Prairie Campus, who graduated in June of 2017. Jay…

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Overcoming Adversity

Posted on Jun 24, 2016
NLC Alumni Lindsay Goodswimmer

“I probably went back to school too early, too soon after losing him,” Lindsay says “but I was all my kids had. I knew I needed a career. Not just a job.” When Lindsay Goodswimmer’s husband was suddenly killed in 2014, the young mother of three realized she’d have to make major changes to…

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Regaining What She Left Behind

Posted on Jun 17, 2016
NLC Alumni Candace Seweryn

Leaving school at the age of seventeen to care for her first child, Candice Seweryn recalls being conflicted. She was an average student and though she felt the support of her family, a small piece of her it seems, was left behind. If not critical of her choice to leave school early, Candice was at…

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