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This article was published 6/3/2013 (2784 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Assiniboine Community College handed out four alumni awards at its annual Alumni Advancement Dinner held Jan. 17 at the Lady of the Lake Café, and hosted by the college’s alumni association. Pictured are (L-R):
• Joshua Roels — winner of the Community Service Award, presented to an alumnus of the college who has positively impacted the quality of people’s lives through service to others. Roels, a 2006 graduate of the business administration program, is currently the vice-chair of the Young Leaders of Westoba Council, and has also been the treasurer for the Souris Co-Operative Daycare and the Souris Glenwood Community Development Corporation. He has also volunteered his time as a curling coach for the Special Olympics. Roels is currently branch manager for Westoba Credit Union’s Kirkcaldy and Shilo branches.
• Bruce Palmer — winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Palmer began his career instructing at the college in 1982. For more than 30 years, he has taught anatomy and physiology and medical microbiology to countless students.
• Jamie Robinson — winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to an alumnus of the college who has distinguished themselves in both their chosen profession and their community. Robinson is a 1983 graduate of the heavy duty equipment technician program and has been an instructor in the program since 1998. He volunteers at student and staff events, drives the college’s semi-trailer in parades across the province and was president of the ACC Alumni Association for 10 years. He also clears the alley and parking area near the Sugar Bowl toboggan hill on 34th Street each winter.
• Steve Langston — winner of the ‘One to Watch’ Award, presented to an alumnus of the college, 30 years of age or younger, who shows exceptional achievement and significant contribution to their profession or community. Langston is a 2004 business administration graduate and is president and founder of Dirty T Shirt Productions, an Internet and social media marketing company. In 2010, he and two of his friends documented his 2,000-kilometre, 30-day bicycle tour across the Yukon and North West Territories in a film called "Riding North." Langston was also presented with the Travel Manitoba aspiring youth award in 2012.
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