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Northwest Community College Grants $60,000 in Student Awards

Northwest Community College awarded approximately $60,000 to a total of 43 students from across the College region this fall. These awards and their recipients include: Terrace Business Administration Diploma student Annette Krause walked away with four awards including the Minerva Foundation Award for BC Women, granted for academic proficiency and financial need; the Vera Henry Memorial Award, for the demonstration of goal orientation, leadership and commitment to the well being of Aboriginal women and their families; and the Northern Institute for Resource Studies scholarship, for which recipients are nominated by instructors. Krause was also awarded the Lieutenant Governors Silver Medal. The College presents this prestigious award annually to a learner who has not only excelled in his or her studies, but has also contributed to the College or community in a positive way. From Prince Rupert, student Tara Leighton, enrolled in NWCC's Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate in Nursing (BScN) program, was granted a Minerva Foundation Award for BC Women. Katelyn McKenna of Kitimat received the Trades Technology Instructor award for her studies in the Colleges Heavy Duty Mechanics program. And in Hazelton, Career and College Prep (CCP) student Maria Bowden won the Patrick J. Hayes Memorial award. This scholarship commemorates an instructor who worked for NWCC at both the Terrace and Hazelton campuses for a total of 23 years and is given to a student who has completed the CCP program and is continuing on with their post-secondary education. Northern Savings Credit Unions Made in the Northwest Award went to Inez Angus in the Colleges Culinary Arts program. Make Children First bursary and scholarships went to Early Childhood Education Post Basic/Diploma students Anne Wright, Harpreet Gill, Theresa Walker, Natasha Partel, Vilma Kenyon and Nancy Dumais. New this year was the Dempsey Bob BC Achievement Foundation Award won by First Nations Fine Art student Henry Kelly. The Irving K. Barber Scholarship was given to University Credit student Jessica McCooey of Terrace. The Barber scholarship recognizes and supports students who are interested in expanding their learning experiences in academic and work-related programs outside Canada. Awards were handed out at a recent luncheon held at the NWCC Terrace campus. Sponsors, College Faculty and Staff, and student winners attended the luncheon.

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