Lakeland Award Celebrations

Lakeland's award's program continued to grow in 2018.
  • 12 new donors 
  • during the 2 celebration events 1,010 recipients were recognized with awards, bursaries and scholarships valued at over $1.1 million
  • 538 students benefited from the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship program in the amount of $268,636. This total was up for 503 students last year.
  • another $100,00 in spring Athletic Assistance Scholarships disbursements, more qualified Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship recipients and awards for our firefighter platoons for an estimated grand total of just under $1.5 million for the 2017-18 academic year
Celebration dinners were held in Vermilion on March 13 and in Lloydminster on March 20.

Check flickr logo 2018 awards celebration collection for all the campus celebration albums

2017 Awards Celebration
More than 1,500 Lakeland students will receive nearly $1.5 million in awards, scholarships and bursaries by the close of the 2016-17 academic year.

Seven new awards were presented for the first time at the 2017 donor and award celebrations.

Dinners were held in Vermilion on March 14 and in Lloydminster on March 8.

See Lakeland's student awards program reaches new milestone for more details..

Check the flickr logoAwards Celebration 2017 collection for all the campus celebration albums.

2016 Awards Celebrations
896 recipients were recognized with awards, bursaries and scholarships valued at $1,013,658, and 15 new awards were presented for the first time at the 2016 donor and award celebrations.

Dinners were held in Vermilion on March 16 and in Lloydminster on March 23.

See Growing donor support helps students excel for details about the celebrations.

Check theflickr logoAwards Celebration 2016 collection for all the campus celebration albums. Lists of award winners are available in the e-documents below.
Award recipients, with photos, can be found in e-documents for the Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses.
2015 Awards Celebrations
Awards celebrations were held in Lloydminster on March 11 and in Vermilion on March 18, 2015.

For academic 2014-15, there has been an increase in both number of awards, number of recipients and total dollars provided to Lakeland College students. To date, 1,292 award, scholarship and bursary recipients have been awarded $1,126,628. There were 21 new, first-time awards this year.

Read about the 2015 Lloydminster awards celebration and the Vermilion awards celebration.

Check the flickr logoAwards 2015 collection for all the albums.
2014 Awards Celebrations
Cenovus scholarship winnersMore than 100 additional awards, scholarships and bursaries will be presented to Lakeland College students for the first time in the 2013-14 academic year thanks to the generosity of 52 new donors who contributed to the college’s centennial fundraising campaign.

With the introduction of the 104 awards plus continued support from returning award donors, it’s projected that 1,223 awards, scholarships and bursaries totalling $1,207,109 will be presented to Lakeland College students during the 2013-2014 academic year. That’s a $151,552 increase from last year’s total.

Photo: Jennifer Pendura (centre) of Cenovus with seven of the $5,000 scholarship winners. Pendura, group leader for community and investment relations, spoke on behalf of all donors at the Lloydminster awards celebration.
Photos of award recipients who were present for the celebrations can all be found on Flickr. You may download photos from the site without being a member or signing in.
2013 Awards Celebration
A total of $845,559 in awards and scholarships were distributed to 807 recipients at the ceremonies in 2012-13. In addition, $33,540 in bursaries was awarded to 72 high financial need students in January and $85,740 in Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarships was presented to 171 students earlier in the academic year.

The total value of the awards program is $964,839, an increase from last year’s total of $758,497. This increase is thanks to a variety of new awards and scholarships that will be presented for the first time this year.

See all the details of the 2012-13 awards celebration.

2012 Award Recipients

2011 Awards Celebrations
Check the flickr logo2011 Awards Celebration collection for photos.
2010 Awards Celebrations
Find all the photos from the 2010 award celebration dinners in the 2010 award celebration Flickr logocollection.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience