Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign
We’ve embarked on the largest fundraising initiative in our history. Our goal is to raise $11 million from the community, alumni, friends and industry by 2021.
We’re building on our solid foundation for the next generations. Our goals are:
- to expand student success
- to empower the next leaders in agriculture and modernize our Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland
- to grow results-oriented research
Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign isn’t just about raising money. We want to build lasting partnerships and to invest in a brighter future for the exceptional students who come to Lakeland College.
Why now? Demand for our grads has never been higher. Wait lists grow for popular programs. And there are more and more new opportunities to support Lakeland students.
The need is great.
We need to act now.
Learn more. And, join us.
Student success supports
Remember the challenges you faced and overcame during your time at a post-secondary, or even your first time out of high school? Now imagine trying to deal with those challenges as well as the added worries caused by COVID-19.
The need for a strong network of student supports is more important than it's ever been. Providing enhanced services to help students thrive in these uncertain times is a critical part of the Leading. Learning.campaign.
Those services include programs supporting all aspects of health – physical, mental, social and financial.
Here's what just one of our students said about how existing services helped her:
“I took part in a few in-person sessions with the Lakeland counsellor. I was completing my practicum when COVID-19 hit, which added to my anxiety. I’d stress about completing a project or an assignment, and then my emotions would spiral out of control. With my counsellor, I learned how to recognize when I’m spiraling, and catastrophizing. I thought these struggles were unique to me, but I now know they aren’t. But with more demand for services, I worry that other students won’t have the same access I had to these services.” – Elle, Class of 2020
Your support for student success supports will help ensure students have the resources they need to address a multitude of issues such as stress, anxiety, money worries, addiction and study skills.
Empowering the next leaders in agriculture
The real-life learning experiences found on our Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland are a building block. Now we need to expand those opportunities.
Funds raised will help us create an innovative environment for the 500+ ag students we serve each year.
“Everything’s changing so fast! With the right learning environment, technology and opportunities, Lakeland students will be ready. Grads will always remember the experiences, knowledge, friendships and connections they gained at Lakeland… and will continue to benefit from these long after they leave.” – Abby Fiala, Class of 2022
Your support helps them explore new ideas, test different systems, apply new technologies and collaborate with classmates, instructors and industry to bring their education to life.
Through these hands-on experiences, our students become critical thinkers. They become great collaborators. And they graduate job-ready and sought after by industry.
Applied research is embedded in coursework and beyond at Lakeland.
Our primary focus is on advancing agricultural productivity and sustainability in key commercial crop and livestock species.
We address pressing issues that impact producers. Students assist researchers and they also design and implement their own trials. We urge them to challenge the facts and test the data to hone their problem-solving skills.
- support best-in-class facilities and technology
- fund the expertise needed to drive research forward.
We have 3.
Our priorities are:
- expand student success and student-managed initiatives
- empower the next leaders in agriculture
- deliver solutions to industry
For more details on each of these go to our priorities page.
If you have questions, please contact Raelean Hickson, manager of community development. You may reach her by:
- calling 780 808 9060
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org