in honor of area seed grower
his commitment to agricultural education, Stan LaValleys family
presented a $100,000 gift to Lethbridge Community Colleges
TEC 2000 capital campaign and the College will rename the Westwinds
Theatre (CB1028) the Stan LaValley Theatre.
Community College is pleased to recognize the significant contribution
of Southern Alberta agricultural producers. Stan LaValley was one
of those producers who exemplified the commitment to the community
held by many farmers in the region.
familys recent gift to the Colleges TEC 2000 capital
campaign will be recognized in renaming the Cousins Building lecture
theatre (CB 1028, formerly the Westwinds Theatre), the Stan LaValley
a proud farmer, Stan LaValley dedicated his life to the betterment
of the agricultural industry. Born in 1933 and raised on a family
farm near Coaldale, LaValley saw 45 years working the land he loved.
In 1955 he married Mona Riley and moved to Wilson Siding. There
they owned and operated LaValley Farms, encompassing more than 2,000
dryland acres, until his death in 1997.
a pedigreed seed grower, LaValley realized the significance of technology
in advancing agriculture. His daughter, Cindy LaValley, an LCC alumna,
said her father often commented, you have to stay ahead of
technology has helped our industry grow in ways we never dreamed,
says Mona LaValley. Agriculture is now truly a global industry
and LCC plays an important role in training young farmers to use
technology on their family farm and become more productive.
LaValleys career was cut short in 1997, his familys
contribution to the TEC 2000 campaign is part of his legacy to agriculture.
Dad was a tremendous supporter of the College and the role
it played in agriculture and the community, says Cindy. He
would have been pleased that his gift will contribute to integrating
the very latest technology into the education of the next generation
2000 is a three-year capital campaign to raise $4 million, half
of which will add a third floor to LCCs Technologies Wing
and the remainder to enhancing educational technology across campus.
After only 11 months the campaign is past the halfway point.
further information, contact Cheryl
Dick ,Fundraising Director, (403) 320-3486
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