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ATA president honoured by U of L

September 24, 2019 ATA News Staff

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling is being recognized by his alma mater.

The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association recently announced that Schilling would be inducted into the Alumni Honour Society. It’s an honour bestowed on alumni who have, as the alumni association’s website describes, “used the knowledge they gained at the university to achieve their personal and professional goals, and through these achievements, have left a lasting impact on the people, organizations and communities with which they are involved.”

Schilling, who graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Education, joins eight other alumni with diverse portfolios, from cell biology to economic development to the legal profession.

“This is a very distinguished group representing the breadth of study we have here at the U of L,” said Matthew McHugh, chair of the alumni association’s recognition committee. “The liberal arts focus of the university really shines through when you see how many facets of society our alumni influence and how they have taken what they have learned through their studies and applied those lessons in such meaningful ways.”

The formal induction will take place at a ceremony in Lethbridge later this year.

“To say I’m honoured would be an understatement,” Schilling said. “I’ve always worked hard to instill in my students the value of being an engaged community member, and I’m grateful to the U of L for helping to instill that same value in me. ❚

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