Valerie Sims (Throndson)

CLC '76

Retired Teacher & Trustee @Battle River School Division

After her time at Camrose Lutheran College (CLC), Valerie graduated from the University of Alberta with her bachelor of education in 1978 (and would later return to earn her fifth and sixth year of education at Augustana). Following her education, Valerie spent her 31-year career as a teacher within the Battle River School Division.

Q: What is your favourite memory from your time at Camrose Lutheran College (CLC)?

A: The teachers and the students. Living in West dorm.


Q: What was your favourite class you took? How do you use what you learned in that class now?

A: Statistics—I have looked at many aspects of my life based on the things I learned in class. I have made many important life decisions that have turned out to be wise because of this class.


Q: Who was your favourite instructor and what do you remember about them?

A: I have lots but I will pick Mr. Marken because he was very funny and made learning chemistry fun.


Q: What does it mean to you to be a CLC alumna?

A: I have always been proud to be a CLC alum. I graduated from grade 12 at CLC, then I took two years of university there before going to the U of A. It was, and is, a great school. I made lifelong friends and have many happy memories 45 years later. I also went back 15 years ago. The staff and students were very helpful to the old girl in class.


Q: What advice would you give to current students? 

A: This is a great school. Make the most of everyday.