Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raises $26K for scholarships

Parkland College is proud to announce that the 10th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised an estimated $26,100 for the Parkland College scholarship fund. The tournament was held June 19 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton.

“Year after year, the community rallies around this event and makes it a huge success,” said Dollars for Scholars chairperson Brendan Wagner. “We are grateful for the support of a wide variety of businesses. And we are thankful for the golfers who come out to play and make the event so fun.”

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is the College’s largest scholarship fundraiser. The tournament has now raised at least $25,000 in the last four years. Proceeds from past events helped Parkland College award almost $200,000 in scholarships in 2014-15.

“The tournament makes a huge difference for many of our students,” Wagner said. “As our enrollment grows, and the Trades and Technology Centre brings more training opportunities to the Parkland, we will need this tournament to keep pace with the demand for scholarships.”

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is made possible by generous contributions from hundreds of community supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Banquet sponsor R H Electric, Platinum sponsors Farrell Agencies, Logan Stevens Construction, MHPM Project Leaders, SaskTel, and RBC Financial Group, and media partners GX94 and Fox FM played key roles in the success of the tournament.

Parkland College also thanks the 18 Gold Sponsors, 19 Silver sponsors, dozens of Bronze sponsors and two hole-in-one sponsors for their donations of cash and prizes. A total of 124 golfers supported the scholarship fund with their entry fees.

The 11th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 24, 2016 at Deer Park.

Results from the 2015 tournament:

Straightest Drive Men (Hole #4) – Jason Bobb
Straightest Drive Women (Hole #4) – Jenny Evanik

Closest to the Pin Men (Hole #8) – Bill Sinclair
Closest to the Pin Women (Hole #8) – Fay Myers

Longest Drive Men (Hole #13) – Warren Kitzul
Longest Drive Women (Hole #13) – Renai Hodgson

Longest Putt Men (Hole #18) – James Hodgson
Longest Putt Women (Hole #18) – Linda Miller

Winner of the Putting Contest – Shelley Kaspick
Winner of the Chipping Contest – Randy Prokopiuk

Lowest Scoring Team – Team Matsalla: Chad Matsalla, Tyson German, Ian Hack, Kirk Zawislak

Fun Hole #9 – Thom Barker


About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic Chair
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

335 students graduate at Parkland College

Parkland College held its annual graduation ceremony Friday at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre in Yorkton. Family, friends, and College staff congratulated and celebrated 335 students who successfully completed one of more than 20 programs offered at the College in 2014-15.

Parkland College offers University degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, and Adult Basic Education upgrading. Graduates from post-secondary programs receive accreditation from the University of Regina, Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Parkland College.

This year, the graduates represent 60 communities. Yorkton led the way with 137 grads, followed by Kamsack with 48, Fort Qu’Appelle with 21, Melville with 18, and Regina with 12. This year’s graduating class also includes students from British Columbia and Manitoba.

335 students from 60 communities graduated from Parkland College this year in 21 different programs.

The guest speaker was Dr. Fay Myers, President of Parkland College. This was her final graduation ceremony after serving 18 years as the College’s president and CEO. Bachelor of Nursing student Eric McDowell presented Dr. Myers with a locally made artwork to commemorate the milestone. McDowell was the recipient of the 2014-15 President’s Scholarship Award for Excellence.

Guest speaker Dr. Fay Myers addresses the graduates. The ceremony was her last as Parkland College President.

Newly appointed Advanced Education Minister Scott Moe was in attendance and brought greetings on behalf of the provincial government.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

College President Dr. Fay Myers receives national service award

Dr. Fay Myers, President and CEO of Parkland College, has been recognized with Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Distinguished Service Award for her many years of dedicated work on behalf of Canadian students and colleges.

Dr. Myers has been President and CEO of Parkland College for over 18 years where she oversaw transformation and growth seen by few colleges. During her tenure, the College has strengthened, evolved, and excelled at meeting the training and education needs of students, communities, and industry in the Parkland region and beyond.

“Fay Myers’ contribution to Canada’s colleges and institutes has been tremendous and reaches well beyond the walls of Parkland College”, says CICan President and CEO, Denise Amyot. “Over her long and distinguished career, she has been a tireless advocate for technical education and has made a significant contribution to the field of adult education both locally and nationally.”

Dr. Myers is also credited with creating an entrepreneurial culture of growth at Parkland College and entering the international education market through international education projects and international student recruitment. Her numerous contributions to post-secondary education and training in Saskatchewan have already been recognized on several occasions and in 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. It works with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The Association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world.

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