Four Parkland residents have been honoured with Assiniboine Community College’s Alumni Association awards.
Tere Stykalo received a Distinguished Alumni Award, presented annually to graduates of the college who have distinguished themselves in both their chosen profession and their community, while Jadelyn McKay, Kayla Gillis and Nicole Koroway were honoured with One To Watch Awards, which recognize someone who has made exceptional achievements and significant contributions to their profession and community since graduation.
The awards will be officially presented at an Advancement Dinner this fall.
Stykalo, CPA, CGA, is a partner with MNP in Dauphin. He received his Business Administration diploma with Assiniboine in 1991 before going on to attain his Certified General Accounting designation in 1998. He has been an active volunteer in the Parkland with a particular focus in the agriculture industry. Stykalo and his wife Tracy, along with their family, operate a farm near Dauphin. Most recently, Stykalo was awarded the 2020 Dauphin Agriculture Society Lifetime Membership Award.
McKay is a two-time graduate of Assiniboine Community College, earning her Practical Nursing diploma in 2017 followed by her Applied Counselling Certificate in 2021. Through her position as wellness worker and assistant case manager for the Dibishkoo Nide Niniijaanis (Jordan’s Principle) program in Tootinaowaziibeeng, she aims to bring awareness of her culture and traditions to the children and families she works with.
Gillis put her natural insight into the agricultural industry to use in Assiniboine’s Agribusiness program. After graduating in 2008 she continued to increase her knowledge in ag. and finance and has achieved multiple post-graduate certifications that have helped her provide exceptional service to her clients as a Consultant with IG Wealth Management. She is highly dedicated to the Dauphin community and serves on many national and local boards.
Koroway is also a two-time graduate of Assiniboine Community College, earning her Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate in 2011, followed by her Practical Nursing diploma in 2015. She has held numerous positions at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, where she is currently a licensed practical nurse in the Operating Room unit.
A former Parkland Campus instructor was also recognized with an Excellence in Education Award.
Kent Wieb began his career as a Business Administration instructor at ACC in 2000 and recently retired after 21 years with the college. Wieb had a profound impact on many ACC graduates in the Parkland, both as an instructor and as a volunteer for the Students’ Association.