Accounting ’12, Bachelor of Business Administration ’16
When Dawn Lameman (Accounting ’12, Bachelor of Business Administration ’16) first came to NAIT, she didn’t feel quite like she belonged. It wasn’t that she felt left out, she says, pausing to try to describe the experience of being the only aboriginal student in a class of 30.
“Hearing my uncle talk about how intricate we are … I became very proud again to be who I am. So I owe that to NAIT.”
At the same time, the 34-year-old mother of 2 felt out of touch with her heritage, which she’d resisted learning about while growing up. Occasionally, she’d walk by the NAIT Encana Aboriginal Student Centre and stop in only briefly, never feeling comfortable staying long. Then, in 2014, a JR Shaw School of Business leadership course changed all that.