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First-year CNC student honoured with inaugural scholarship

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) has awarded one lucky student with a brand new $1,000 scholarship fund.

The inaugural Dr. Larry Breckon Memorial Endowment award goes to someone who wishes to further their education in the field of medical radiography.

First-year student Alicia Fiege says she’s honoured to be a part of Dr. Breckon’s legacy.

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect until I started actually Googling Dr. Breckon himself, and then I really came to understand who he was as a person and the accomplishments he’s made giving back to the younger generations by creating this for us to learn.”

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The Vancouver Island native was recognized at CNC’s awards banquet, but was away on practicum.

She wishes to pursue a career in CT operations and says her time in the North has pushed her to be her best.

“Once I got into the program, it just open up different doors for me; meeting different people, being outside my comfort zone, learning to be on your own, and experience new things.”

Fiege adds the course does take a toll on students’ personal lives, but believes there is a silver-lining.

“It’s 24 straight months, so it’s really just go, go, go! It’s crazy, sometimes you want to pull your hair out, but when you’re in practicum dealing with patients and just seeing how you help them makes it all really worth it.”

Dr. Breckon died in the Fall of 2015, but was a key factor in growing the popularity of the program according to CNC.

The award is funded through 118 school donors.

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