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Friends of SEAWA donate $10,000 to MHC in honour of former executive director

March 27, 2014

On Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Medicine Hat College (MHC) in the Courtyard Room, friends of the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) will be presenting a cheque for $10,000 to MHC. The gift is in honor of former executive director, Bob Phillips, who passed away in 2013. Phillips was the first official executive director of the organization.

An annual scholarship from the Bob Phillips Legacy Fund will be awarded to students in the division of science for academic achievement on an ongoing basis.

Tracy Stroud, development officer for the MHC Foundation explained the significance of the contribution;

“Phillips was a believer in education, science and student learning. He was a respected member of the watershed community and we are grateful that his friends, colleagues, family and members of the Watershed Panning and Advisory Council (WPAC) have decided to honor his years of service to SEAWA by making a contribution to his legacy fund.”

The ceremony will take place during SEAWA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Board member Dan Davies will be presenting the cheque to MHC on behalf of the many friends of SEAWA who donated

“Hosting the cheque presentation during the AGM is a perfect opportunity for people to pay their respects to Phillips as well as participate in, and learn about, his life’s work,” said Stroud. “It’s also a chance for our students to meet, network and learn about WPAC and SEAWA's impact on the community.”

To learn more about these organizations or to view the agenda for the 2014 AGM visit

Are you a company interested in making your match at MHC? We encourage you to contact our foundation office to learn about the opportunities available to invest in our students, our college and our community. 

Learn more; contact Tracy Stroud, development officer at and 403.502.8997 or Jennifer Kerslake, community relations officer at or 403.504.3643.