School of Health & Human Services 2019-20 One to Watch award recipients


Assiniboine Community College has announced the School of Health & Human Services 2019-20 One to Watch award recipients. The annual One to Watch awards recognize students for their academic achievements, leadership, contributions to student life, and community involvement.

“Graduates from the School of Health & Human Services have been on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, filling essential roles such Early Childhood Educators through to Police Officers,” said Karen Hargreaves, Dean of Health & Human Services at Assiniboine. “We are pleased to recognize and celebrate these students hard work and accomplishments, in academics, and extra-curricular activities as they join fellow Assiniboine Alumni on the frontline.”

Four students received One to Watch awards within the School of Health & Human. For Nolan Twerdoclib, a graduate of the Police Studies program, receiving the award offered him a pause for reflection.

“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, betters myself seeking a job in policing,” he said.

Nolan was attracted to the Police Studies program because of his desire to have a career in law enforcement. “The practical training exercises were by far most 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,” said Twerdoclib.

In prior years, One to Watch awards have been presented in-person at the Student Achievement Celebration dinner. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was cancelled.

School of Health and Human: 2020 One to Watch Award recipients

Gladys Morohunmubo Abubaker Early Childhood Education
Akayla Lynn Veysey Education Assistant
Nolan Steven Twerdoclib Police Studies
Rukayat Oluwafemi Dauda Social Service Worker