Great Plains College awards 77 scholarships at Contributors’ Reception

Elisabeth Dowson
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Don Morgan, Minister of Advanced Education, assisted in presenting Great Plains College scholarships to: Daniel Bueckert (Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician –City of Swift Current); Jaden Schultz (Welding – Associated Canadian Travellers); Martyn Banks (Third Class Power Engineering – Sandra & Larry Hill); Taylor Harder (University – WW Smith Insurance Ltd.); Kaitlyn Torrie (Practical Nursing – Innovation Credit Union); Madalyn Penner (Office Administration - Stark & Marsh); and Adrianna Hoffman (Business – MNP).

Great Plains College assisted 77 students at the Swift Current Campus in their journey towards advanced education at the annual Great Plains College Contributors’ Reception held Oct. 15.

Don Morgan, Minister of Advanced Education, personally attended the event to present seven scholarships representing $24,000 in contributions from the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program. The total value of scholarship presented at Swift Current Campus was $142,250.

“While students have access to student loans and a variety of funding, I think when they get a scholarship it’s a recognition of their success, their commitment to it, and it makes it that much easier for them to get a good start on their career,” Morgan said.

“We have a critical labour shortage of people that are educated and trained. The regional colleges do a very good job of producing those graduates, so to the extent that this helps those graduates participate in their programming and likely to stay here, we want to do that and continue it.”

Great Plains College Director of Development Marc Butikofer noted the increase in the number of scholarships being awarded every year.

“They keep getting bigger and bigger, and we’re really proud of the support that we’ve had from the business community to be able to this and I think it’s a great attribute to the success of the college that students are coming here and being able to benefit from the program that we have.

“A significant number, about 40 per cent of our donations actually come from service clubs, which is a huge amount. We’ve got individual donors, alumni, people that just pop in and believe in education and believe in supporting students, so the variety that we have, we live in a rural area where everyone’s willing to chip in and so no matter what sizes of business, everyone sees a value in supporting student success.”

Across the entire Great Plains College region, $236,450 will be awarded in scholarships this year.

Students receiving scholarships presented by Minister Don Morgan:

Business – Adrianna Hoffman – MNP

Office Administration – Madalyn Penner – Stark & Marsh

Third Class Power Engineering – Martyn Banks - Sandra & Larry Hill

Practical Nursing – Kaitlyn Torrie – Innovation Credit Union

University – Taylor Harder – WW Smith Insurance Ltd.

Welding – Jaden Schultz – Associated Canadian Travellers

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician – Daniel Bueckert – City of Swift Current

Adult Basic Education

Jodi Kress – Balfour Memorial Award

Gr. 11 Early Entrance Awards

Daniel Bueckert – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Taylor Harder – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Yana Kada – Town of Ponteix

Business

Lindsay Fowke – Stark & Marsh

Krystal Graham – GPC Staff & Board

Yana Kada – Innovation CU

Megan MacDonald – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Alejandro Matos – Stark & Marsh

Sloane Meyer – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Vanessa Schlamp - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Brittany Vogt Epp – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Office Administration

Megan Bidochka – MNP

Jamie-Lee Millman – City of Swift Current

Amy Rude – GPC Staff & Board

Theresa Schlosser – Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Third Class Power Engineering

Ian Blocha - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Zachery Ens - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Robert Genereux - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Jeremy Greffard - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Lyndon MacDonald – Melhoff Electric

Tyler Marsh - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Evan Ratt – Innovation CU

Trayton Smuk - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Tim Tschetter - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Eric Wakeford – GPC Staff & Board

Logan Waker – SC Lions Club

Aaron Zanidean - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Practical Nursing – Year One

Jessica Gray - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Dakotah Jones - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Kristin Laszlo - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Pam Leifson - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Wolana-Jean Mastel - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Cassidy Pederson - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Shaunee Perkins – Swift Current Hospital Ladies Auxiliary

Hermila Porras – Dr. Alta Van Breda

University

Iola Anderson – Melissa Rapestski Memorial Fund

Holly Andreas - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Chelsey Briere - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Christina Cummins-Fehr – Edith Gibbings

Carrie Davis – MNP

Kari Davis - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Christina Dyke - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Katy Fernandez - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Jessica Goddard - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Annette Haugan - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Caliegh Johnson – Stark & Marsh

Asha-Lee Kress – MNP

Kelsey MacDonald – WW Smith Insurance

Nathan Meyer - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Taylor Neufeld - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Brendan Schmiess - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Jillian Switzer – Associated Canadian Travellers

Courtney Trudeau – GPC Staff & Board

Aleigha Vanderplas – MNP

Desiree Wall - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Tamar Weston – National Bank Financial

Kelsey Wittman - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Karli Wong – WW Smith Insurance

Chelsea Ziegler – Stark & Marsh

Welding

Mason Bennett - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Nathaniel Coombes – Batco Manufacturing Inc.

Adam Rosser – Swift Current Little Theatre

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Cassandra Evans – Kiwanis Prairie Pioneers

Fourth Class Power Engineering

Kyle Chase - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Kyle Fradette - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Cody Halvorson - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Gabe Jones - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Cole Leschinski - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Adam Moser - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Jerrod Thul - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Konrad Waker - Sask Innovation & Opportunity Fund

Sundogs Athletes

Cassidy Pederson

Megan Bidochka

Mason Bennet

Chelsea Briere

Daniel Bueckert

Kadin Ham

Cody Halvorson

Adriana Hoffman

Asha-Lee Kress

Evan Ratt

Brendan Schmiess

Organizations: Great Plains College, Ministry of Advanced Education

Geographic location: Swift Current, southwest Saskatchewan

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