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Last updated: October 5, 1999

 

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Cindy and Mona LaValley at the dedication of the Stan LaValley Theatre.

october 5, 1999

college renames theatre
in honor of area seed grower

Recognizing his commitment to agricultural education, Stan LaValley’s family presented a $100,000 gift to Lethbridge Community College’s TEC 2000 capital campaign and the College will rename the Westwinds Theatre (CB1028) the Stan LaValley Theatre.

Lethbridge 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.

His family’s recent gift to the College’s TEC 2000 capital campaign will be recognized in renaming the Cousins Building lecture theatre (CB 1028, formerly the Westwinds Theatre), the Stan LaValley Theatre.

As 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.

As 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 the game.”

“New 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.”

Although LaValley’s career was cut short in 1997, his family’s 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 of farmers.”

TEC 2000 is a three-year capital campaign to raise $4 million, half of which will add a third floor to LCC’s Technologies Wing and the remainder to enhancing educational technology across campus. After only 11 months the campaign is past the halfway point.

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For further information, contact Cheryl Dick ,Fundraising Director, (403) 320-3486

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