My RDC

A Gateway for Growth

Written by Shelley Newman on April 27, 2017

Jen Marquez had always enjoyed photography and, last year, she decided to take the leap and turn what had been her hobby into her new profession. “My husband and family had been encouraging me to pursue this,” she recalls. “Then, when the market went down, I thought it would be a good time for me to go back to school to be prepared for when things turned around.”And for the busy mother of three,...

For Her Family

Written by Shelley Newman on March 29, 2017

Rozalyn's Reason
“Family is the foundation for the individual,” says Rozalyn Vickery, as she considers the profound impact family has had on her personal and professional paths.  As the mother of two and a fourth-year Psychology student, Rozalyn’s interest in psychology began 17 years ago when she first came to RDC after high school. Then, after taking a break to start her own family, Rozalyn returned...

Social media and public relations thought leader offers insights to class via video link

Written by Erin Forbes on March 22, 2017

MSPC
This year’s inaugural Media Studies and Professional Communication class were treated to some expert advice from public relations thought leader and social media expert Bob Pickard.“I love speaking with students,” said Pickard. “They had great questions.”Pickard, CEO of Signal Leadership Communication in Toronto and a 25-year public relations industry veteran, talked to Neil Levine’s MSPC 120...

Part of a Greater Community

Written by Shelley Newman on March 14, 2017

Laura Allard understands business. As a senior accountant with MNP in Red Deer, she’s part of the private enterprise team that works with a variety of clients from across central Alberta. Before she started working in a career that she loves, Laura began her business education at RDC, and her step-by-step approach allowed her to earn three different accreditations. “Through RDC and the...

The Key to a Successful Career

Written by Kyla Bolt on February 27, 2017

RDC Reasons Brandon
It’s his first year as an instructor here at Red Deer College and already he has made a strong impact.As a graduate of the Locksmith Apprenticeship Program at RDC and with 10 years of experience, Brandon Ostrass is beyond knowledgeable in the area. Now, he plays a key role in the program where he was once a student.Brandon became the Locksmith instructor in December 2015. He was also brought in...

Finding Balance

Written by Kyla Bolt on February 27, 2017

RDC Reasons Amanada
Having plateaued in her previous profession as a research technician, for which she had to commute an hour each way, Amanda Farrant came to Red Deer College to find a more fulfilling career. “I reached the peak of my potential there, and I was ready to make a change,” she says.In 2013, she enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program and returned to college to pursue her new profession. At the end...

Show your support for #irespect this weekend

Written by Adam Turlejski, Kings Volleyball on February 14, 2017

#irespect awareness campaign
Written by Adam Turlejski, Kings VolleyballThis coming weekend (February 17 & 18) will see an #irespect awareness campaign at the college in the main gymnasium. The cause itself came about from the local Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) and is an effort to help society realize how important the concept of respect is. Kings and Queens Volleyball and Basketball games...

The Power of Perseverance

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

She’s a first-year student in the Educational Assistant program at Red Deer College. In her spare time, she competes in archery and also enjoys a variety of musical pursuits. Until recently, she was a horseback rider who competed in barrel racing and other speed events in high school rodeos.And she has cerebral palsy.Shayna McGregor’s unique perspective and powerful life experiences have shaped...

When Opportunity Knocks

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

Adam Sia learned about Red Deer College from a friend. And, after doing some research into the programs RDC offered, he realized it might be just what he was looking for.The British Columbia native enrolled in the Education program, bought a house – sight-unseen – near the College and moved to Red Deer to begin a new chapter in his life. “When I looked at what Red Deer College and Red Deer had to...

A Passion for Storytelling

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

For Cal New, the end game was always to get a film education. It’s just his role in the films that’s changed.The filmmaker from Crossfield, Alberta, recently started his own production company but, when he first started to pursue his post-secondary education, Cal anticipated he’d be on the other side of the lens. “I always thought I’d be a full-time actor,” he says. “That was my original vision...

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