NIC in the News: Port Alberni’s Laurel Lenormand flying high after retirement

Image credit: Sonja Drinkwater/Alberni Valley News

NIC alumna Laurel Lenormand is celebrating a well-deserved retirement after 20 years with the Port Alberni Family Guidance Association.

Lenormand, whose retirement was recently reported in the Alberni Valley News, served 20 years in the organization, most recently as Executive Director/Clinical Counselor.

She recalled first moving to Port Alberni with her young family.

“I stayed home with the kids, then went to work at numerous first aid jobs,” Lenormand told the Alberni Valley News. “My mom said I should be in social work and so I went to school at North Island College and then the University of Victoria, where I received a degree in social work. I applied for a practicum at Port Alberni Family Guidance Association. After my practicum was completed, I got such a good recommendation from Jack Thornburg that I got hired.”

Check out the full article. Congratulations, Laurel!