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Jill Reimer from Winkler, MB, Shares Her College Experience with her Home Community
Local Winkler resident and star athlete, Jill Reimer, was given the opportunity to share publicly about her time at college at a Providence College and Seminary free community event in Winkler on Saturday, April 17.
Reimer is a busy 21-year-old who seems comfortable in the public spotlight and who is accustomed to being busy, having spent her graduating year playing on two sports teams. She was excited to speak to her fellow community-members.
“I actually feel excited and quite honoured to be asked to address the community,” said Reimer. “I love it how people in my home community want to come and support the school that I've attended for the past four years.”
Having worked at a local Winkler radio station in the past, Reimer seems comfortable with public speaking, but admits that speaking on behalf of Providence affects her on a more personal level.
“One thing I'd like to tell Winkler residents is that I can honestly say that I've left Providence excited to start a new chapter in my life,” said Reimer, “not because it was a bad experience, but because it was a good prelude into the ‘real world,’ if I can call it that.”
Reimer graduates at the Providence College graduation ceremonies on April 25 with her BA in Communications and Media.
“[This year was] considerably busy since it was my graduating year and I had my two sports to commit to as well,” said Reimer. “Right now my future plans are to work, to try to pay back student loans, and explore how I can possibly further my media education with occasional courses.
“I like learning and would like to take some time off from full time schooling to actually think about what I want to do since I went straight to [college] after high school and would like time to really think about what I want to do.”
The Providence Breakfast with the President event is where community members are given the chance to chat with Providence President Dr. Gus Konkel over a delicious free breakfast, while giving people a closer look at the life of a Providence student or alumni, like Jill Reimer.
Reimer’s father, Earl Reimer, also attended Providence and was also given an opportunity to speak at the breakfast. As a long-time resident of Winkler, Reimer has worked for 14 years at Lode-King Industries and is passionate about Christian Higher Education.
“Higher education is the degree to which one aspires to even more revelation,” said Reimer. “Christian in the sense that to study the highest possible degree, that of giving God pre-eminence, is the proper acknowledgement [of God] and provides a logical context for all such pursuits.”
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