GPRC Across Generations

GPRC Across Generations

Bachelor of Science University Transfer student, Reid Boulet knew he wanted to start his post-secondary education at Grande Prairie Regional College for a number of reasons; one, close to home, two, small class-sizes but most importantly he wanted to be part of a dream his grandfather helped start five decades ago.
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Boulet is the grandson of retired charter instructor Paul Lemay.

“I started at the college teaching biology in 1966,” says Lemay. “It was the first year we had a biology program, and I was the only one who had a designated lab and office in the old high school building which where court house is now.”

Biology lab, J126 on the Grande Prairie campus is named after Lemay for his leadership in the institution and dedication to student learning through his thirty-one years of service at GPRC.

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“As a science student, it’s really cool to sit in that lab and think about what the college must have been like for him,” says Boulet.
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Read the full article here.
Reid, and his Grandfather, Paul are featured in our special edition newspaper produced by The Daily Herald-Tribune available now.
GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 31, 2016

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 31, 2016

aotw-james-haythorneJames Haythorne

Hometown: Bendigo, City of Victoria, Australia

6’4 Opposite from Bendigo, Victoria is in his first season with the GPRC Wolves Volleyball team and is studying Arts in the University Transfer program.  James has been a steady offensive threat for the Wolves halfway through the first semester of league play.  In 5 of the 1st 6 games of the season James has recorded 10 kills or more, with a career high of 23 in a 5 set thriller vs the Kings Eagles.  With a long term goal of playing professional club volleyball one day, James looks to improve every week and brings competitiveness into everything he does.

 

aotw-douglas-kellyDouglas Kelly

Hometown: Gander, Newfoundland

6’5 Middle from Gander, Newfoundland is in his 3rd year as a Steamfitter/Pipefitter and in his 2nd year with the Wolves.  Having spent time working in the Trades sector Douglas knows what it means to work hard and he brings that mentality to every practice and every match.  Doug had a great weekend of play against a tough Keyano Huskies team this past weekend, contributing offensively with consistent attacks through the middle as well as defensively with a number of blocks both nights.

Indigenous Careers Award

Indigenous Careers Award

Indigenous Careers Award

Supporting Indigenous Albertans in their pursuit of post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor’s degree programs in Alberta high-demand occupations.

$2000/semester

Eligible Programs:

  • Business
  • Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences
  • Health Sciences, including Kinesiology
  • Education, including Early Childhood Education and Childcare
  • Technologists
  • Social Sciences, limited to Child and Youth Care, Community Support Worker, Social Work, Addictions Studies/Counselling/Service Worker

You must be enrolled in the 2016-17 Fall and/or Winter semester in order to be considered for these awards. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

Application available at: https://www.gprc.ab.ca/services/financialaid/

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