If you were at Red River Community College in the mid-1980s, you will likely remember our former president, Dr. Gary Polonsky. The August 10 to September 9 online edition of Senior Scope features a fascinating Polonsky family history (go to seniorscope.com/images/pdfs/v21n2_aug10_22.pdf).
Born in Port Arthur during WW2, Gary was a natural athlete who, at one point, was even invited to try out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Polonsky’s – A Circle of Life (starting on page 4) traces his evolution from medical student at the University of Manitoba, to Chair of Math and Science at Confederation College in Port Arthur, to VP of Program Development at Lakeland College in Lloydminster, to President of RRCC and beyond.
It’s an interesting read chronicling the Polonsky family’s trials, perseverance and successes, from a 1921 escape from Cossacks in the Ukraine during the Russian Civil War, to Gary’s present day passion and love for family.