It’s a hole in one for Thurnheer
The sun was shining, sky was blue and the grass was green at the annual Okanagan College Ladies Golf Tournament held on July 10 in Kelowna. The ladies participated in a Texas scramble with prizes being handed out for lowest scoring team, longest putt, longest drive, and closest to the pin.
Laura Thurnheer, Chair of the Okanagan School of Business, sunk her tee shot on the second hole (135 yards with a 7 iron) to capture her first hole in one prize. While this was Laura’s first hole in one, it was not the first time a player has had a hole in one at a College golf tournament this year.
Steve Robinson Sr. sunk a hole in one at the Okanagan College Foundation Tournament earlier this year, winning $10,000. Laura admits her prize was somewhat more modest but says that there is no doubt that participating in College golf tournaments is fun and lucky as well!
Know someone who has made a difference at Okanagan College?
Okanagan College is calling for nominations for 50 people who made a difference to the development of Okanagan College. Employees are encouraged to go online and put forward names of those whose impact on the College and its community has been instrumental over the past five decades.
Snowsell publishes Mann from Mars
Okanagan College Communications professor Colin Snowsell was recently published in Douglas College's Event Magazine (current issue 42.1).
Event, The Douglas College Review, is available at fine bookstores, or online.
Karin Wilson joins Foundation team
The Okanagan College Foundation/Advancement Department is pleased to announce the addition of Karin Wilson to the team. Karin has been with the College since 2011, when she joined Public Affairs as its marketing and communications specialist.
Lethbridge published in Cañada Blanch Centre Publications
Find out more about Lethbridge’s work online.
July 30, 2013 Vol. 8, Issue 9
Okanagan College will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5 in observance of B.C.’s statutory holiday. The College will re-open on Tuesday morning.
Renew access to your fitness facility
For those staff members with Fitness Facility access cards or Penticton gym door access on Salto cards, it is now time to renew and fill out the required annual form to ensure that you are legally covered to participate in activities in our Fitness Facilities.
Please stop by the Athletics and Recreation offices - A105 in Kelowna or PC146 in Penticton and see Lynn, Jo Ann or Heather.
Celebrate 50 in style
Volunteers needed for downtown Kelowna block party
Okanagan College is seeking volunteers to help support events surrounding the Downtown Kelowna Block Party, which takes place on Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for two-hour (or more) shifts and anyone interested can contact Jill Smith.
Okanagan College’s Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship John Haller was a guest on AM 1150 last week as he shed light on the pending skills shortage in the province. Listen to John’s interview here.
The Okanagan College Foundation announced it has a new President, as Alf Kempf takes over the role from Jim Henderson. Read more in: College foundation has new president.
News of the College’s 50th anniversary made the pages of the Daily Courier after Public Affairs Director Allan Coyle submitted a letter to the editor reaching out to former students and employees. Read about the celebration in: Help Okanagan College celebrate 50 years and College ready to celebrate 50th.
Two Okanagan College students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Valley First for their outstanding volunteer work with the food bank. Read more about Stephanie Fell and Jennifer Andrews in: Two Kelowna students win inaugural Feed the Valley awards.
Okanagan College alumnus Kolby Barnstable was featured in the Okanagan Saturday for his work as sales and marketing manager for Rykon Construction. Read more about the project Kolby is leading – Sky Parade – in Wilden in: Living the Okanagan dream.
Registrar Jane Muskens focused her School’s In column on the importance of students choosing a career that interests them in order to achieve professional success. Read more in: Seek out a career that will drive you to work hard to succeed.
The Kelowna campus will be the site of the Regional Waste Reduction Office’s trunk sale on Sept. 28. Read more in: Join the Trunk Sale trend!
Do you have comments, questions or a submission for INSIDE OKANAGAN COLLEGE? Please email Public Affairs c/o Christine Ulmer.