2005 Recipients

Earl T. Hickok, Construction Electrical, 1977
Electrical Engineering Technology, 1979

Earl HickokMr. Hickok graduated from Red River College with a Construction Electrical Certificate (1977) and an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma (1979). He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lakehead University in 1982. Today, Mr. Hickok is President and CEO of Tecskor Corporation, a company that he co-founded in 1997. He is also a co-founder of Advantage Energy Services. One of Alberta’s leading experts on the impact of technology on business, Mr. Hickok is a sought-after speaker.

Greg Ward, Advertising Art, 1980

Greg WardMr. Ward graduated from the Advertising Art program at Red River College in 1980. He joined Tom Powell Design Studio upon graduation and has remained with the organization for the last 25 years. His involvement with the Studio has ranged from graphic designer and production assistant to production manager/office supervisor and ultimately owner and President. Though no longer the owner, Mr. Ward is known for generously volunteering his services and time to many community organizations and also served as the Chairperson of the Graphic Design Advisory Committee at RRC for several years.

Gary Coleman, Business Administration, 1981

Gary ColemanMr. Coleman graduated from Business Administration at Red River College in 1981. He has spent the last 20 years in a leadership role at Big Freight Systems Inc., a family-owned trucking enterprise in Steinbach. Mr. Coleman is also a Trustee for the Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust and a longstanding board member of the Truckload Carriers Alliance of American Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Association. He was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year (Prairie Region) in both 1996 and 1999 and has been a member of the Young President’s Organization for the past 13 years.