Larry Farmer worked as the Manager of the Information Technology department at College of the Rockies for a number of years before a catastrophic head injury suffered in a biking accident forced him to retire. Many years later, he remains connected to the College.
“It’s an important institution in the East Kootenay,” he said. “It helps young people get started in their careers and learn new skills to get ahead in life. I remember the building and the people in it very fondly. It was an important place for me.”
Larry also continues to feel a connection with his former father-in-law, John Bracco. When Mr. Bracco passed away, Larry established, and is a regular contributor to, the John Bracco Memorial bursaries.
“John Bracco was a good man and his good works need to be remembered,” Larry said. “He was an important person in my life, and in the community he served.”
Four John Bracco Memorial Bursaries of $500 each are awarded to Child, Youth and Family Studies students at College of the Rockies, with preference going to those in the Early Childhood Education program.
Larry is happy to be able to continue to support the institution that is so important to him, as well as students in the Early Childhood Education program.
“The College plays a great role in training people to lead young children, our future leaders, in the right direction,” he said.