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A Passion for Storytelling

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

For Cal New, the end game was always to get a film education. It’s just his role in the films that’s changed.The filmmaker from Crossfield, Alberta, recently started his own production company but, when he first started to pursue his post-secondary education, Cal anticipated he’d be on the other side of the lens. “I always thought I’d be a full-time actor,” he says. “That was my original vision...

RDC Carpentry Instructors Continue to Build Their Skills

Written by Kaelyn Gillard on November 18, 2016

RDC Timber Framing Structure
During the week of September 12, 2016, instructors from the Red Deer College Carpentry Department had a chance to try their hand at a unique style of construction as part of a group professional development project. The six RDC instructors, who have over two centuries worth of carpentry experience between them, had the opportunity to become the students as they learned about timber framing and...

Gavin Schmitt prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games

Written by Shelley Newman on June 24, 2016

Gavin Schmitt at a Team Canada event.
Gavin Schmitt was in grade 12 when he first started playing volleyball. Like many elite athletes, he had dabbled in a lot of different sports, with basketball being his main sport as a youth, but his decision to play volleyball turned out to be a life-changing choice.Now a professional athlete and one of the stars on the Canadian Men’s Volleyball team, the former Kings Volleyball player is...

Chaim Schalk representing Red Deer in Rio

Written by Shelley Newman on June 24, 2016

Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton at a recent event.
From the backyard beach volleyball court he played on growing up to the famous Copacabana beach in Rio, Chaim Schalk has had a lifelong passion for volleyball. This summer, the former Kings Volleyball player will achieve a huge goal by representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games.Chaim and his teammate, Ben Saxton, qualified for the Olympics in June, and the pair will be representing Canada in...

Jessica Lohmann receives Governor General's Academic Medal

Written by Shelley Newman on June 6, 2016

Jessica Lohmann receives the Governor General's Academic Medal
On Friday, June 3, Red Deer College celebrated its 52nd Convocation ceremonies. Throughout the day, outstanding students were recognized for their exceptional contributions to academics and to the community.During RDC’s afternoon Convocation ceremony, the Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) was presented to Jessica Lohmann. She is the RDC student who had the highest...

Maryanne McGrath receives Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award

Written by Shelley Newman on June 6, 2016

Maryanne McGrath receives RDC Foundation Outstanding Student Award
 On Friday, June 3, Red Deer College celebrated its 52nd Convocation ceremonies. Throughout the day, outstanding students were recognized for their exceptional contributions to academics and to the community.During the morning ceremony, the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award was presented to Maryanne McGrath for her outstanding leadership and commitment to RDC. ...

Alberta Health Services receives Community Partner Award at 2016 Community Awards

Written by Shelley Newman on May 25, 2016

Red Deer College and Alberta Health Services have had a strong relationship since RDC’s Nursing program first began in 1968. The two organizations have partnered and collaborated on many projects and health care programs during this time, helping to educate and train many local students for a wide variety of careers in the health care industry.Through practicum and clinical placement...

Kathryn McKenzie receives Distinguished Alumnus Award at 2016 RDC Community Awards

Written by Shelley Newman on May 25, 2016

Kathryn McKenzie has a vision to make the world a better place, and she is helping to do this by sharing stories of resilience and hope.  Kathryn’s career path began at Red Deer College, where she was a student in the Transfer Program before obtaining her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education through the University of Lethbridge. While at RDC, Kathryn won many awards, including...

Andrew Kooman receives Distinguished Alumnus Award at 2016 RDC Community Awards

Written by Shelley Newman on May 25, 2016

Andrew Kooman strives to tell exceptional stories that have a lasting impact on the world. Andrew’s storytelling journey has led him to Red Deer College in different ways, first as a student and then as an employee. He graduated from the Bachelor of Arts collaborative degree program between Red Deer College and the University of Calgary in 2003. He later graduated from the Multimedia Web...

Joe Bower posthumously recognized with Alumni Legacy Award at 2016 RDC Community Awards

Written by Shelley Newman on May 25, 2016

The 2016 Alumni Legacy Award was presented posthumously to Joe Bower, who graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Red Deer College in 1998. Joe was passionate about teaching and, within three years of starting his career, he was already leading the charge to change the education system to better meet the needs of all students.Joe’s influence on education in Red Deer was profound, as his...

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