Bow Valley College celebrates International Women's Day
We take pride in the achievements of our students and look forward to celebrating their successes at the annual Premier's Scholarship Luncheon. Over its history, this program has helped Bow Valley College students pursue their education and become valued contributors to our community and our economy.
This year, we celebrate the Premier’s Scholarship Luncheon on International Women’s Day, honoured around the world. By doing so, we pay special tribute to our female students who account for approximately 78 per cent of our enrolment.
Women like 2017 Premier’s Scholarship recipient Patience Muchena, a resilient single mom who started at Bow Valley College for academic upgrading. Having achieved success with that, she recently graduated from our Practical Nurse Diploma program, pursuing her dream of becoming a pulmonary nurse.
“I believe we are the authors of our own stories. We should not be deterred from our dreams, no matter what life throws at us. I face my challenges with determination and reshape them towards achieving my goal,” Patience says. “Receiving this scholarship gave me confidence that I am on the right path and motivated me to work even harder.”
On this day that acknowledges women around the world, we celebrate the successes of the women who have chosen Bow Valley College to improve their lives through education. The support of our donors and sponsors is invaluable in providing them with the opportunities they need to make their mark on the world by supporting their families, contributing to our community, and building meaningful and prosperous lives.
Introducing our scholarship recipients
The recipients of the 2019 Premier's Scholarships, recognizing academic proficiency and community involvement, are:
Patrick Belcourt – Addiction Studies Diploma – Aboriginal Focus, School of Community Studies
Josie Fitchett – Business Administration – Insurance and Risk Management Diploma, Chiu School of Business
Ashley McLarty – Digital Marketing Post-Diploma Certificate, School of Creative Technologies
Pedro Sáenz – Academic Upgrading, School of Foundational Learning
Rima Sharmin – English for Academic Purposes, School of Global Access
Shweta Sobti Sharma – Practical Nurse Diploma, School of Health and Wellness
The recipients of the 2019 Premier's Community Commitment Scholarships, recognizing the commitment of students who involve themselves in building strong communities, are:
Julia Burke – Justice Studies Diploma, School of Community Studies
Heather Clifford – Legal Assistant Diploma, Chiu School of Business
Susan Helderweirt – Practical Nurse Diploma, School of Health and Wellness
Rukevwe Inikoro – Business Administration, Chiu School of Business
Rachelle Jean Legler – Child and Youth Care Diploma, School of Community Studies
Congratulations to all of you. We wish you success on your education journey and in all of your endeavours.
We thank all of our sponsors for supporting our students and this event — in particular, our presenting sponsor, Trico Homes.
Please note that the Market on the second floor of South Campus will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, March 8.
Story by Anne Georg
Photo by Chris Bolin