In the Faculty of Continuing Education, we are fond of saying that our greatest asset is our instructors and their willingness to share their expertise in the classroom (real or virtual).
Our inbox has been filling up lately with information about instructors’ accomplishments – in their personal lives as well as their professional lives. We want to share a few of them with you.
Lynn Fletcher is an instructor in the Event Management program and owns Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc. She won the Esprit Award for Best Wedding (Budget over $200,000) and at the International Special Events Society (ISES) awards held in the Bahamas on August 24. The wedding in question is featured on Lynn’s website – wow! It was also profiled in the publication Luxe by Calgary Bride.
Kathy Felice is also an instructor in our Event Management program – and a master puppet maker. She crafted two child-size puppets this summer for Brock University professors to take to Ikegang, South Africa, where they held workshops for local elementary school teachers. The puppets now reside in South Africa where the local teachers use them to create rapport in the classroom and enhance lessons. Read more.
Robin Hornby has taught in the Project Management program for over 10 years. He recently published Projects for Profit, about the business of commercial project management. The book explores the best practices in business: the most effective processes and techniques, essential roles and responsibilities, and professional advice on methods of organization and management. Robin previously authored The Ten Commandments of Project Management: A brief guide to the art of righteous project management in 2004. Read more.
Gail Purdy has taught in the Canadian Payroll Association’s certification programs at Mount Royal for several years. She is the Human Resources Director at NOV Wilson Canada ULC and was profiled as the CPA’s VIPP (Very Important Payroll Professional) in their March/April issue of Dialogue. “The most interesting aspect in doing payroll is the satisfaction of knowing you produced a pay that is accurate, on time, and in compliance with all regulatory requirements. As well as maintaining the trust of all your company stakeholders in processing this mission critical task,” Gail says. Read more.
Lea Romanowski, a Floral Design instructor at Mount Royal for more than 10 years, was profiled in the May issue of Floriology magazine, a floral industry publication of BloomNet Inc. in the US and Canada, talking about designing floral arrangements for high-end corporate events. Lea is also a four-time top 10 finalist in Flowers magazine’s design contest and winner of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art Cup in 2009. Read more.
Simon Rose teaches the Creative Writing course Writing for Children and Young Adults for Mount Royal University. In addition to his children’s books, he recently published a e-book, The Children’s Writer’s Guide which examines how to get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft, and deal with lack of motivation and writers block. Read more.
– by Karen McCarthy