In 1977, Ralph Stanbridge became the fourth member of Camosun’s Visual Arts program – a comprehensive, well-respected curriculum that he helped sculpture throughout the 80s and 90s.
In 1978 Angela Henry was hired at Camosun to be the Program Leader of a new Aquatic Specialist Program, the first in Canada to train Recreation leaders in all aspects of Aquatics.
Sue Duggan started work at the college as an Admissions Secretary for Student Services in 1973. She fondly recalls what a close-knit community the college was during the 1970’s.
Chris Balmer began working at the college in July, 1987 in an innovative “portal” position, created for recent counsellor graduates. He retired in 2018, having served the college for 31 years.
“Every day I went to work and was surrounded by positive youthful energy,” he recalls. “Couldn’t beat it!!”
Her greatest satisfaction was watching the transformations as learners gained competence and, ultimately, became colleagues.
Like many others in the Camosun Family, Linda joined the college as a Community Education instructor.
Blake Handley started work at Camosun’s Carey Road Campus in 1979 as the Branch Library Clerk. In those days, recalls Blake, Lansdowne Campus was like Vancouver – big, formal, and very business-like…
“The college is an amazing community; welcoming diversity, respectful of individuals and individual differences, and working together to provide supportive educational experiences that are second to none.”
Almost immediately, Cathy knew that the college community was where she wanted to work.