Star Student Reflection of the 2016 President’s Ball

Star Student Reflection of the 2016 President’s Ball

dsc_0006bwKezia Rooke
Fine Arts, 2nd year

Kezia Rooke was nominated as one of the Star Students for our 2016 President’s Ball. 

 “Kezia is always enthusiastic and happy to help. She is dedicated, a great representative of our library and is also an Education Ambassador.  Along with her sparkly personality, her desire to help others, she also is an amazing artist that loves to share her work with us. Kezia is a shining example of a GPRC student and deserves to be recognized as such.”

– Nominated by Sheena Gardner, Co-Chair of the Library

Check out what she had to say about her experience attending the event on Saturday, October 22. 

“The President’s Ball was an amazing experience that I feel very lucky to attend as a Star Student. Walking into the Ball and seeing the lighting and decor was incredible, but being able to meet with my fellow students was the best part. Getting to hear each others stories and ask about their college experience was something truly special. I had a great time listening to the Famous Players Band, and the food was delightful. I feel truly grateful to have been honoured at such a wonderful event, and want to say a huge thank you to the college board, my nominators, and to the  organization committee for making such a wonderful evening possible!”



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FREE Personal Training Sessions

FREE Personal Training Sessions


GPRC Student Wellness is offering FREE Personal Training Sessions with the help of the Physical Education and Kinesiology (PEAK) Department’s Fitness Leadership Students. From now until the end of November, Fitness Leadership student Jayce will be offering his services to all GPRC Students and Staff as part of his practicum experience.


Perfect for people just starting to look into designing a fitness routine; or if you already have that figured out, it will still be a perfect opportunity to get a refresher on some new exercises, and develop new and more specific goals.


He’s offering the following within these sessions

  • Go over a full exercise routine
  • Exercise Consultation
  • Start the building blocks of creating your own Personal Workout Program
  • Familiarizing you with the fitness centre weight room and its equipment
  • Discussing your own fitness and exercise goals





All you have to do is sign up at the GPRC Fitness Centre, include your name and contact information, and the date and time when you’d prefer to meet Jayce for the 1 on 1 session. He is also willing to provide his services to a group of people all at once.


This is totally FREE so sign up today before all the spots fill up. Sign up or contact Jayce at for more information.


Take the next steps in achieving a healthier you! 

GPRC Wolves: This Weekend

GPRC Wolves: This Weekend

Come support your GPRC Wolves Volleyball teams this weekend at their Home Opener against Keyano College.

Don’t forget to wear pink as we raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ribbons and bracelets will be given out during the games.


GPRC Art Club

GPRC Art Club

Some of you may have seen the Ambassador Creations tables during September’s community hours. This was an initiative taken on by Education Ambassador and Art Club President Danielle Ribar who strives to share art and creativity with all students at GPRC. 


“I understand the importance of taking time out of ones day to de-stress and just create something that you can be proud of, whether it be a simple mandala stone or a dream catcher. It’s a fun and easy way to take a break from deadlines and studying,” says Ribar.


The Art Club just recently finished their scarecrow submission ‘Matilda’ for the 9th Annual Stompin Scarecrow Festival. For the last few years the Art Club has been commissioned by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, with material funding support from our VP of Academics and Research, Susan Bansgrove, to submit a scarecrow to be auctioned off at their festival.

Art Club members generally have 6 weeks to complete a scarecrow outside of their regular class and homework time. It takes a lot of hard work, hours, creativity, and collaboration for some wonderful results!


Danielle’s next project was to share some of the talent she sees in her fellow peers by organizing a group show within the Fold Gallery, located inside Howlers Lounge. To coincide with the Halloween season they are showing some unusual and mysterious themes. Stop by to see some amazing works of art submitted by Fine Arts Students focusing on the Strange and Eerie.

The GPRC Art Club strives to include everyone, including those who are not actually taking fine arts classes at GPRC, a chance to stretch their creative legs and collaborate with like-minded individuals who want to create and share art with GPRC and the community. In this school year they hope to bring more Fold Gallery shows, paint parties, and other fun stress relieving artistic opportunities for all to enjoy.

If you are interested in joining art club or have any questions please contact Danielle at

Check out the photos from their current show here.

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 24, 2016

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 24, 2016

aotw-janelle-dentinger#03, Janelle Dentinger (J-nelle)

Hometown: Nampa, Alberta
Program: Bachelor of Education

J-Nelle is a 5’6 Outside Hitter from Nampa, Alberta who is in her 3rd year with the GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball team. She is currently studying the Bachelor of Education program. Dentinger earned her spot on the roster because of her athleticism and her strong dedication to both her studies and the team. Dentinger’s competitiveness and hard work ethic in the gym has influenced her teammates around her to compete and to continue to do better on and off the court. On the weekend Dentinger came off the bench and brought the high intensity and competitiveness within her to the court.  She made a huge impact on the court, helping the wolves split wins this past weekend. 

, Nicole Clayton (Nic)

Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta
Program: Bachelor of Education 

Nic is a 5’9 Setter from St Albert, Alberta who is in her 3rd year with the GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball team. Clayton is currently studying the Bachelor of Education program and later aspires to obtain her masters and become a school counselor. Clayton has worked hard and made some sacrifices this year to better her skills. On the weekend Clayton was consistence in running the offense and made some strong digs to help the Wolves with the win on Saturday. Her performance displayed the hard work Nicole has put into improving her game already this season!