Along with being remembered for his compassion, integrity, and dedication to his work, family, and friends, Jim was known for his sense of humour.Advertisement Jim is survived by Marty, his wife of 51 years, son Wade, daughter Nicole, grandchildren, and extended family. “We are all deeply saddened at Jim’s passing. He was instrumental in shaping higher education in the North,” said M. Bryn Kulmatycki, current president and chief executive officer of Northern Lights College. “He will long be remembered for his unwavering commitment to NLC and the educational needs of northern British Columbians.” A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 10 am in the Centre for Clean Energy Technologies at NLC’s Dawson Creek campus. – Advertisement -Kassen started his 25-year tenure as president of NLC in 1980. During his time he grew the College from a single campus in Dawson Creek, with three storefront operations in Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John, and just a few hundred students, to eight campuses and access centres across the upper third of British Columbia. Jim retired from NLC in 2005. In 2007, the College opened the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre at the Fort St. John campus in his honour. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jim Kassen, former president of Northern Lights College, passed away on November 19, 2019. To make a contribution, call 250-787-6240 or email [email protected] Under his leadership, the College entered into a formal arrangement with the University of Northern British Columbia in 1992. Jim awarded NLC’s first honorary degree to renowned opera singer Ben Heppner in 1994. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jim Kassen Legacy Award, administered by the Northern Lights College Foundation.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Liverpool he expects Gonzalo Higuain to stay at the club for ‘at least the next five years.’The striker is wanted by sides all around Europe after setting a new Serie A record of 36 goals in a season last year.Liverpool are reportedly keen on the Argentina international after scouting him in the past few months.However, De Laurentiis has now taken to the airwaves to inform any interested parties that he predicts Higauin to stay with Napoli for the next five years.“How nice to see him scoring and celebrating as if he’s wearing the Napoli shirt,” De Laurentiis said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“He’s a champion, because he plays for the pleasure of scoring goals, a real striker who should be respected. If his words are sincere, he’ll play for Napoli for at least the next five years.“I’m ready to extend his contract, I’m so fond of him as a man and as a player. I want Pipita to stay at Napoli forever.” 1 Gonzalo Higuain set a new Serie A record of 36 goals in a season last year