Congratulations to the most recent recipients of Red River College’s Lieutenant-Governor’s Medals for Proficiency: Katrina Clarke (Civil Engineering Technology) and Lauren MacLean (Business Administration).
Each year, a maximum of four Lt-.Gov.’s Medals are awarded to RRC students who best combine good character, academic and technical achievement, and involvement in the College and/or community. This year’s winners embodied every aspect of the award.
Katrina Clarke (Civil Engineering Technology)
Originally from Miniota, Man., Clark (shown above, at left) graduated from Birtle Collegiate in 2009. After working for a surveying company after graduating, she enrolled in RRC’s Civil Engineering Technology program, where she majored in Municipal Engineering Technology.
In May of this year, Clark began working as part of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Wetlands Restoration Team — as an engineering technologist dedicated to restoring drained and damaged wetlands throughout Manitoba.
Currently living in Brandon, Clark is heavily involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and is passionate about animals and the outdoors. While at RRC, she was a member of the Rebels Women’s Soccer team, making her the third Rebels athlete in two years to win a Lt.-Gov.’s Medal. (Fellow Rebels Kimberly Cowan and Abby Silva won in 2013.)
Lauren MacLean (Business Administration)
A 2010 graduate of Morden Collegiate, MacLean originally enrolled in the University of Manitoba’s U1 program, with the hopes of transferring into the Faculty of Engineering.
After “failing miserably” in her first year (her words!), she opted to instead enroll in RRC’s Business Administration program, with a major in Accounting. She also ramped up her extra-curricular involvement, joining the RRC Students’ Association as a class rep and later running successfully for SA president.
MacLean now works for Richardson as an accounting clerk in the Engineering department. She remains passionate about her RRC roots, and plans to continue along the educational path the College helped her develop.