Olds College names Partner of the Year, hands out degree during Gala March 2015

Olds College names Partner of the Year, hands out degree during Gala

Olds Albertan

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 06:00 am By: Doug Collie

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O-NET was officially named the Olds College Partner of the Year and longtime local volunteer Julie Calderwood received an honorary degree during the 13th annual Olds College Gala this past weekend.

The Gala, a major fundraiser for the college, was held at the Ralph Klein Centre Friday, March 6.

In addition to the above activities, other highlights included an address by guest speaker Paul DePodesta, vice-president of player development and amateur scouting for the New York Mets baseball team. His story was a focus of the recent film Moneyball.

Other speakers included Olds College president Tom Thompson and the college’s chair Bob Clark. O-NET chair Joe Gustafson and Calderwood also spoke after receiving their honours.