Meet the team guiding youth on their path through mentorship and financial support.
Frank Lonardelli is the CEO of Arlington Group and the founder of The Arlington Foundation Scholarship Society. Inspired by his own experience growing up in a first generation Italian Immigrant family located in downtown Winnipeg and challenges with school, Frank established the fund to support young people to overcome personal adversity in their pursuit of higher education. He believes that with a combination of mentorship and financial support young people can achieve great things.
Paul Labun attended Gordon Bell High School and played team sports with Frank. He was setter and captain of their successful volleyball team and received the H. E. Gaston Award as the top student-athlete. Paul went on to play volleyball for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and later completed a Masters degree at Queen’s University. Paul currently works on conservation projects in the Canadian Arctic. He has served as a strategic advisor to the Manitoba Government on renewable energy development and the modernization of crown corporations. Paul spent several years working on democratization projects in post-conflict Bosnia.
Marc Kuly is an Assistant Professor and the Service Learning Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Winner of the Manitoba Arts Council Above and Beyond Award for Arts in Education and the YM/YWCA Peace Medal, Marc specializes in helping students recognize the potential in diversity and stimulating the creation of high quality public education. A frequent storyteller and public speaker, Marc has managed heritage interpretation programs for Parks Canada and taught at Gordon Bell High School, served as a consultant with the Manitoba School Improvement Program and published on supporting War Affected Students. He holds a Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from the University of Manitoba and is currently a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dave Coulter retired from teaching in 2009 after a 40 year career at Gordon Bell. His plan for a life of leisure was derailed when he assumed the duties of acting Science Consultant for the Winnipeg School Division.
He has always admired how many of his students overcame huge obstacles in the pursuit of their education, and is very pleased to be a part of making it possible for such a student to have a fully funded post-secondary education. Dave received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Masters in Education from the University of Manitoba.
Lin Ruttan received the Arlington Street Foundation scholarship the first year it was established in 2009. Since receiving the scholarship she graduated from the University of Winnipeg in the Faculty of Education. She spent 4 years teaching abroad in Thailand and then came back home and is currently teaching in the Winnipeg School Division.
Lin has always been a resilient person even when life has thrown challenges at her. She has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember and is grateful for the scholarship helping her in achieving her dreams.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
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