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More than $31,000 presented to Dawson Creek students

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DAWSON CREEK – More than $31,000 in awards, scholarships and bursaries were presented to Northern Lights College students on April 18.

The awards were presented to students enrolled at NLC’s Dawson Creek and South Peace campuses during the annual awards ceremonies held in the gymnasium at the Dawson Creek Campus. More than 65 students received awards for 2011-12.

Many of the awards are memorial awards, while other awards are sponsored by community groups, businesses, and individuals. The awards are administered by the NLC Foundation.

Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier was in attendance, bringing greetings from the City to the students and their family members, as well as the donors who make the awards possible.

For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at or contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email

Award recipients were:

· Jessica Whitford: Dawson Co-op Career and College Preparation Award; Roy Cunningham Memorial Award (Aboriginal); Talisman Career and College Prep Award (Aboriginal)
· Lukas Nyffenegger: BC Rail Scholarship Award; Morris Bahm Memorial – AME Award
· Kristen Piazzini: Dawson Creek Student Council Bursary; NLC Student Association and Council Award
· Bettina Melling: Cook Training Award; Lois Roberts Memorial Award
· Alexandra Sollboeck-Kiyawasew: Dawson Creek Daily News Award; Kinsmen Club of Dawson Creek Award
· Sara Ross: Dawson Creek Lions Club (Fred Flavelle Memorial) Award; Laurie Markling Nursing Award
· Janet Marple: Dawson Creek Society for Community Living Award; NLC 25/35 Anniversary Achievement Award
· Kelly Dixon: Dominion Energy Canada Ltd. Award; Kora-Lee Morin Memorial Award
· Sarah Clark: Eileen McKone Memorial Award; Kin Club of Dawson Creek Award; Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Tyrell Jean: Erich W. Lehmann Memorial Award; NLC Student Association and Council Award
· Loralie Schneider: NLC Esthetics and Nail Care Technology Award; NLC Trade Show Award
· Kaylee Herrington: Northern Mixedwood Award; Talisman Residential Construction Award
· Jordyn Lambrecht: Pacific Northern Gas (NE) Award; Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Jennifer Keith: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award; Rotaract Club of Dawson Creek
· Sydney Pratt: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award; Gus Keilbart Memorial Award
· Holi Verge: Altagas Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Award
· Heather Lirette: BC Hydro Award
· Thomas Noll: Bryce Allen Memorial Attendance Residential Construction Award
· Blaine Gerstal: Bryce Allen Memorial Residential Construction Award
· Stephan Lavandier: Bryce Allen Memorial Residential Construction Award
· Tim Martell: Bryce Allen Memorial Residential Construction Award
· Nicole Maichen: CanWest Global Communications Bursary
· Joyce Benson: CanWest Global Communications Scholarship
· Brianna Ray-Sorensen: Credit Union Foundation of B.C. – Lucille Sutherland Award
· Rebecca Friesen: Daryl Becotte Memorial Award
· Autumn Brown: Dawson Co-op Staff Award
· Taylor Moore: Dawson Co-op Staff Award
· Ginger Dumais: Dawson Creek NLC Staff Award
· Colin Gilmore: Dawson Creek NLC Staff Award
· Kimberly Shipton: Dawson Creek Society for Community Living Practicum Award
· Chantelle Conley: Devon Canada Corporation Aboriginal Award
· Nathan Smith: Duane Sunderman Memorial Award
· Tessa Broad: Ed Clausen Memorial Award
· Sara Turner: Larry Pollard Memorial Award
· Leah March: Mile Zero Shrine Club Award
· Susan Regnier: Northern Health Authority FOODSAFE Council Award
· Hannah Anderson: NLC Trade Show Award
· Gordon Johnsen: Northern BC Truckers Association Dawson Creek Award (Commercial Transport Technician)
· Katrina Ekman: Peace River District Women’s Institute Award
· Robert Bedell: Pembina Pipeline Corporation Welding Scholarship
· Heather Harris: SDS Vending Culinary Arts Award
· Michelle Braaten: South Peace Community Resources Award
· Ashley Clow: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Kristin Fleury: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Shelly MacEleron: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Elena Pearson: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Cheyanne Poitras: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Brittany Zakordonski: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Michelle Zieger: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Alexander Baechler: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Luke Collingwood: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Richard Ensing: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Harley Love: Vancouver Foundation Bursary Award
· Tetsu Yokochi: William and Mary Wanka Visual Arts Award
· Kevin Brigden: Altagas Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Award
· Chase Laursen: Altagas Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Award
· Kaley Garant: Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce Award
· Tamara Ziemer: Dawson Creek Daily News Award
· Melissa Bear: Dawson Creek Lions Club (Rod Roberts Memorial) Award
· Kristin Thackeray: Jamie Lukan Memorial Award
· Adeline Charlie: Martha Neilson Award
· Shaya Giesbrecht: Northern Institute for Resource Studies Award
· Siegfried Demoulin: Peace Masonic Award
· Branden Bowerman: Talisman Welding Award
· Austin Biddulph: Talisman Welding Award (Aboriginal)
· Christine Dahr: William and Mary Wanka History Prize


Bettina Melling received the Cook Training Award from Michael French.


Jessica Whitford received the Dawson Co-op Career and College Preparation Award from Rod Hillary.


Tyrell Jean received the Erich W. Lehmann Memorial Award from August Lehmann.