Olds College Welcomes 72 Students

by Jason Pick

Another strong start to the new year, our turf program welcomed a total of 72 new and returning students to campus in January.  Now with over 100 active Olds College turf students in various stages of their learning, we are thankful for the strong support from our regional superintendents and associations across Western Canada who motivate their staff to pursue this most rewarding trade. 

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The Importance of Being A Positive Mentor; From The Voice of An Intern

By Dave Bennett, Olds College Student and Sundre Golf Club Intern

No matter the industry which you take on a role as a mentor, there are many important qualities, traits and even sacrifices required in order to have a positive influence on your intern.  Ensuring that you are ready to train the future prospects of the industry and take on this important role is a huge sacrifice for any mentor but can be very rewarding at the same time.

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Matt and His Microscope

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In this very special Turf Line News article, we pay tribute to the passing of our own first year Olds College turf student, Matt Suderman. A former hockey player turned turfie,  Matt was lost recently due to complications from diabetes. The outpouring of support for Matts family, from his friends, colleagues and classmates, has been heard widely through social media since his passing.  Matt’s superintendent at Bearspaw Country Club, Darren Reddekopp, recently shared his heartfelt message which I share as our Olds College Campus news quartlerly article.

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