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Champion of Youth Receives Distinguished Alumni

Selkirk College Graduation Set for Friday

 

Geoff Yule believes the future is secure as long as there’s ample opportunity for young people to succeed.

A Selkirk College alumnus, the Castlegar resident’s work in the community over the last 20 years is a testament to how he feels life in the West Kootenay is enhanced when youth are given the tools to make a contribution at work and play. A partner in Yule Anderson Chartered Professional Accountants and volunteer for a variety of different organizations, Yule’s contributions will be recognized at the Selkirk College Graduation 2015 Ceremony this Friday with the honour of Distinguished Alumni.

Yule Distinguished Alumni

Castlegar chartered accountant Geoff Yule’s commitment to Selkirk College and the entire community will be recognized at the Graduation 2015 Ceremony this Friday when he receives the honour of Distinguished Alumni.

“There is nothing more rewarding than providing a young person the opportunity to show their potential and then watching them succeed,” says Yule. “We undersell how much young people can do, they get a lot of bad press. If you take most youth and challenge them to do better, they are up for that challenge and will do well.”

At the core of Yule’s philosophy is education and Selkirk College plays an important role in helping create the proper balance in the community.

“If you give people an opportunity to get an education, then they will be able to take care of themselves and you will have a better society as a whole,” he says. “Selkirk College allows many individuals that wouldn’t be able to move to Vancouver or Kelowna to get an education, to actually get that education right at home.”

The Selkirk College Graduation 2015 Ceremony will take place at the Castlegar Campus on Friday, April 24. Yule will be joined on stage by fellow 2015 special award recipients John Armstrong (Distinguished Educator), Margaret Scaia (Distinguished Alumni) and Alex Atamanenko (Honourary Diploma in Peace Studies).

Read the entire story at selkirk.ca.

 

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