Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) Brooks Campus recognized student achievement today with its annual awards celebration.
“This is an exciting day for many of our students,” says Cindy Slenders, director of Brooks Campus and regional stewardship. “Many of these students are not only working towards their academic goals, but also working full or part-time jobs and supporting their families, so moments of recognition are very powerful.”
The Outstanding Student of the Year award went to Katelyn Keenan, a practical nurse student, while the Spirit of Learning Award was presented to college prep student, Jennifer Coombs. Corry Mortensen received the Instructor of the Year Award for her work in the Open Learning Centre and Kelly Thornton and Bradie Sturch were recognized for their commitment to the instruction of continuing studies programming.
Additional awards acknowledged the hard work and progress demonstrated by students in specific programs, including the Practical Nurse Team Spirit Award, College Prep High Achiever Award, and the Social Work Award for Academic Performance and Commitment. Over 30 students achieved the honour roll with their studies while 14 others earned scholarships.
“Brooks Campus is a close-knit community of learners, educators, and partners working together in the pursuit of personal and professional achievement,” says Terry Chapman, interim vice-president academic.
During her opening remarks at Monday’s ceremony, she congratulated students on their success and took time to acknowledge the dedication of faculty and staff.
“Education is a shared endeavour and their commitment to student success makes celebrations like this possible. Whether students are just starting their educational journey or preparing to launch a career, we are all proud to share in those experiences.”
If you are interested in learning more about the programs available in Brooks visit www.mhc.ab.ca/BrooksCampus.
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