2020 One to Watch award recipients
July 23, 2020
Assiniboine is pleased to announce our 2020 One to Watch award recipients; these awards recognize students for their contributions in academics, athletics and community involvement. In prior years, One to Watch awards are presented at the Student Achievement Celebration dinner to honour students. Unfortunately, this year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Participating both inside and outside of the classroom results in a much richer experience for students and forms lasting memories of their time in college for years to come,” said Dr. Deanna Rexe, Vice-president, Academic at Assiniboine. “We are pleased to recognize and celebrate their hard work and accomplishments in academics, extra-curricular activities, and athletics.”
Fifty-seven students received One to Watch awards this year from across Assiniboine’s Adult Collegiate, Parkland campus, School of Agriculture & Environment, School of Business, School of Health & Human Services, School of Nursing and School of Trades. Faculty members selected these recipients based on a set of criteria, including academic merit, leadership, contributions to student life, community involvement and volunteerism.
“Receiving the One to Watch award allows me to reflect on the effort I put forth to not only complete the program but to excel tremendously. The recognition is meaningful, to receive an award in this field, it betters my job seeking opportunities,” said Nolan Twerdoclib, who won the One to Watch award in Police Studies.
Nolan said he was attracted to the program because of his desire to have a career in law enforcement and having grown up in Brandon knew Assiniboine offered a Police Studies program to help start his career. The program allowed him to “learn by doing,” Assiniboine’s motto, through use of Assiniboine’s Police Studies realistic scenario training centre, identifying and seizing evidence, and conducting both interviews and interrogations.
“The practical training exercises were by far the most exhilarating part of the program. It allowed you to test your knowledge and reaction to a simulated issue you may encounter in the field. These exercises required quick thinking, smart decision making, and reflection afterwards. It provided learning experiences and room for improvement, towards the next practical exercise,” Nolan said.