|Tuesday, October 2, 2007||Grande Prairie Regional College|
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In this issue
Kelly Benning is featured as an education role model in the current issue of SAY magazine, a national publication aimed at Aboriginal youth. Kelly is a wonderful recruiting and retention professional for our College, and now her story of perseverance and keeping focused on her goal is inspiring young people across the country. See page 35 of the Fall 2007 edition of SAY (Spirit of Aboriginal Youth). Congratulations Kelly!!
The GPRC United Way Campaign Team is in the process of planning this year's fundraising events which will take place October 9 to November 7. Keep your eyes open for further details on how you can support GPRC's efforts to raise funds by participating a variety of events in the upcoming weeks or keep in touch by linking to the United Way homepage on the GPRC website at: https://www.gprc.ab.ca/community/united_way/
Volunteers are always in demand and are sure to be appreciated by the members of this year's Campaign Team: Amanda Ash, Tammy Blackley, Maureen Clarke, Garth Findlay, Lori Fleming, Karen Gerwatoski-Maddigan, Marian Mark, Wanda Moen, Elaine O'Hara, Andrea Plumridge, Karen Scribner.
Pianist and GPRC alumnus, Montano Cabezas, returns to Grande Prairie to grace us with his musical talents and his passion for the art of music itself. Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Montano studied with Carmen Bartel and Carmen Gorgichuk at GPRC's Music Conservatory. (Did you know that he is also the pride and joy of mother Rosemary Kay, GPRC's Academic Advisor and Students' Resource Coordinator?). Even though Montano now lives in Montreal, he hasn't forgotten us and makes several trips back to GPRC to perform and offer inspiring workshops to local school groups. He also flew back specially to give the inaugural performance of our intermediate grand piano, donated by Clem Collins. Montano's energy and passion has been acknowledged at music festivals in Banff, Montreal, Texas and Spain and across Canada. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to catch one of his recitals on one of his frequent visits over the years can certainly attest to that!
GPRC Speakers For High Schools
Megan Ryan-Walsh has teamed up with Beth Zazula from Career Transitions for Youth to provide GPRC speakers for high school audiences. Megan and Bev are compiling a database of College speakers and topics which will be made available to local high school teachers and counsellors who are seeking guest speakers for their classes.
For example, Leigh Goldie from PEAK has listed “The Basics of Sport Psychology” and “Careers Opportunities with a Phys Ed Degree” as two topics he’d be interested in speaking about.
This is an excellent opportunity for your department to showcase its faculty and programs. If you would like to be included, please contact Megan at 539-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Ideas for Your Open House Booth/Presentation?
Amber Williams is more than willing to help your department with its booth or presentation for the Fall Open House on November 14. Amber can be reached at 539-2439 or email@example.com
Little Red Volleyball Jr. High Tournament
Oct. 6 & 7
Fine Arts Recital
Recital Hall L106
Oct. 12 & 13
vs Lakeland College
Oct. 19 & 20
Wolves Volleyball vs
Mount Royal College
Oct. 19 & 20
GPRC Drama students
Visitor in the Arts
Recital Hall L106
GPRC Booth at
GP Women’s Show
ELAA High School Visits
(to AB Peace Schools)
GP Comp Career Night
High School Counsellors’
Update - GPRC
GP Job Find
Student for a Day
Fall Open House
Learn and Use Students’ Names
Our names make us unique; we own it – our identity tied up in names. By learning and using students’ names, you are signalling that you recognize them as unique people and care enough to validate their individuality. While the idea of using names is rather simple, its affect can be very powerful.
Adapted from L. Kay Sorrell, Classroom Strategies for fostering Student Retention, Centre for Teaching Excellence at Lansing Community College, January 2002.