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On Campus: The first five

September 4, 2015
Written by Mark Keller, director of college advancement
Featured in"On Campus" in the Medicine Hat News

The people who experienced the first five years at Medicine Hat (Junior) College must have some interesting tales.

For example, I need to know about the chicken. Not the Kentucky Fried that was on the menu for the first anniversary dinner. That makes perfect sense.

The chicken I wonder about seems to have been a guard chicken. That’s right, poultry serving as police.

I have evidence published in a year book, an image of a chicken standing guard duty – or maybe roosting on guard duty – that seem to have been taken in Medicine Hat High School. The sign posted suggests that the chicken stood between the college and high school students that shared the building.

That picture just makes me ask, well, everything. Who? Why? When? For how long?

If you know, please let me know.

As we roll into the 50th anniversary year, we will be making a bit of a special effort to connect with the people who were part of the first five years of MHC. Some of we know about, others have already reached out, and we’re grateful for that.

Our plans are still evolving but we’d like to host you on campus just so you can see the place and share your story. Maybe you’d like to join us for a Rattler’s game and have some fun. We’re printing a special edition of our campus publication and you ought to get a copy.

Ideally, we’d like to connect with everyone who experienced college life at Hat High. In the next few weeks we’ll dive into our data, and we’ll scan the old year books in the hopes of making connections.

But people move, and names change. This is especially true for people who married soon after attending MHC, all of our records will be in your first family name.

If you happened to be part of the classes from 1965 to 1970, give us a shout. We have an email address just for you