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RDC Student Receives National Leadership Award

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/21/2019
Robin Chiles accepts CICan's Student Leadership Excellence Award

Red Deer College student, Robin Chiles, was recognized on a national level at the College and Institutes Canada (CICan) Conference in Niagara Falls recently. 

The award for Leadership Excellence in the Student category is given to a student who has made a remarkable contribution within their institution, as well as in their community.

“RDC has enjoyed the opportunity to have Robin Chiles as a talented student, and has benefited from her extraordinary leadership in her many pursuits. She is enthusiastic, heartfelt and wise beyond her years. Robin gives 110 per cent on everything that she does, whether it is at the Board of Governors meetings, within a practicum, or at a community event. Her interactions and her contributions are plentiful, and they are greatly appreciated by me and by the many other individuals at the College and in our larger community who have had the pleasure of learning from, and working with, Robin,” says Shelley Ralston, RDC’s Vice President Corporate. 

Robin Chiles is a dedicated wife, mother of two, community volunteer, full-time nursing student, and recognized student leader at Red Deer College and leader in the central Alberta community.

Robin is in her final year of the Bachelor of Science Nursing program and is a student leader on the RDC Board of Governors, the Students’ Association, and a member on the Nursing Society on campus. She has achieved both the Dean’s Honour Roll and the President’s Honour Role for academic excellence while showing passion and commitment for her community.

While excelling on campus, Robin finds time to support her local community through supporting young women in her congregation, participating in the Red Deer River Clean-up and Red Deer’s Point in Time Homeless Count. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is very active in supporting programs that help those affected by cancer such as the fundraiser Relay for Life.

“I am so very honored and to be nominated and receive the CICan Student Leadership award. When I first began my educational journey at Red Deer College being a student leader was not something, I set out to achieve.  However, I soon recognized my passion for helping others succeed.  My success would not have been possible without the support of many at Red Deer College, my husband and family.  The opportunity to develop my leadership skills and be supported to do such has been one of the many highlights during my time at RDC,” says Robin Chiles, Student Member on RDC’s Board of Governors and CICan Award Recipient.

Robin is set to graduate from the Bachelor of Science Nursing program in December 2019. This award is an excellent nod to her leadership at Red Deer College and the involvement that she will carry forward in the community.

Photo courtesy of CICan. Individuals in photo, from left to right are: Denise Amyot, President and CEO of CICan; Robin Chiles, recipient, Leadership Excellence Award in the student category; Catherine Décarie, Associate Vice-President, Relationship and Management at TD Insurance (official sponsor of the CICan Awards of Excellence); and Michel Tarko, President and CEO of the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Chair of CICan’s Board of Directors.

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For additional information contact:

Shelley Newman    
Communications Strategist – Corporate   

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate