Congratulations to the Winners of the Executive Council Election!
John Tiede for President
My name is John Tiede, and I am running for the position of President at SAGPRC for the 2021-2022 term. I am a second-year business administration student with an interest in Financial Services at GPRC Grande Prairie campus. My education goal is to complete the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) at Lethbridge University in the next three years. I have lived in Grande Prairie since I was seven years old and have deep routes with the community and surrounding towns. I am the current Vice President External for SAGPRC and have learned an enormous amount about leadership and post-secondary during my term. I am passionate about the student body and their needs at GPRC as I have close friends in every department. My goal as President is to hold the college accountable, focus on the health of students, and make sure everyone, no matter what campus they are on, or what they are studying, feels comfortable and included. I am excited to announce my candidacy to represent the student body in the best possible way. Thank you for your consideration.
for VP Internal
I am running for Vice President Internal again this year because I want to be able to continue trying to improve student life during the difficult times we are all facing. Currently I am in my second year of the Business Administration program and would like to help make the school better for the rest of the time I am here and those that come after me. Being the VP Internal I would work with financial budgets, assist with Student Executive Council, and help the President when they would need it. By being apart of the Student Executive Council I would be able to bring concerns forward that I have heard from other students. I am good at talking to people and would be able to listen to students and bring their issues forward to the college. I think I would be a good fit for this position because I have previous experience in management, I was assistant manager at Bootlegger, and the store manager at Wireless Etc, so I am familiar in dealing with finances and scheduling. I have experience working in the college as I previously worked in the library and am the current VP Internal.
for VP External
I’m currently completing my second year of my undergraduate in Finance with a minor in Psychology. I love the idea of having financial certainty, however am also passionate about achieving wholesomeness & longevity in my life. I’ve managed to accomplish a balancing act between that and serving my clients as a Real Estate agent.
It would be a personal achievement to solidify a position that allows me to leverage my skills and relationships as a Real Estate agent, while serving the students at GPRC. I’m an outdoor enthusiast who loves camping, fishing, dirt-biking although most of all, my winter zen of snowmobiling in the mountains. Between my athletic passions, my house, and putting myself through post-secondary, I’m pursuing a desired position that I’m confident I can excel at. I’m enthusiastic about working with like-minded individuals and believe this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I can learn things very quickly and believe I have experienced many of the roles similar to the tasks the Vice President of External would require. I’m known to be a team player, which has been shown evident from different captain or key player roles within my prior teenage sports teams.
I’ve experienced both interpersonal sales positions and oilfield physical labour positions over the past 9 years. These duties required excellent oral and physical skills, and an ability to convey complex ideas clearly. I have built many client relationships through my sales career and experienced what the oilfield offers to hard-working individuals. Post-Secondary has developed my thinking in a way I can learn fast and problem solve while remaining determined to pursue desirable grades.
I would love to expand my passion for growth and opportunity within the GPRC organization. Thank you for your time and consideration.