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Confederation College: Lake of the Woods Campus Graduates Recognized at 2019 Convocation

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201947 Views

KENORA, ON, June 11, 2019 – 26 students from the Confederation College Lake of the Woods Campus crossed the stage today at the 2019 Convocation Ceremony, to signify and celebrate the completion of their academic programs.

Local graduates join the over 1600 students graduating from Confederation College this year from across northwestern Ontario.

Confederation College President Kathleen Lynch presided over the ceremonies. “Convocation is an exciting time for everyone at Confederation College,” she said. “As we watch students cross the stage, we are all moved by their great accomplishment and proud of the hard work and commitment they have demonstrated to reach this important milestone. We wish our graduates continued success as they move forward into the next phase of their journey and remind them that Confederation College will always support them.”

David Lessard was one of the College’s successful graduates. He graduated from the Computer Programmer program. (See attached backgrounder).

The winner of the 2019 Student Leadership Award was Melvina Sandy from the Practical Nursing program at the Lake of the Woods campus. The Student Leadership Graduate Award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and has effected change with integrity, compassion and understanding. She is a role model to her fellow students, her son, family and her First Nation community of Northwest Angle #33.

The Governor General’s Award recipient was Sarah McFarlane, from the Thunder Bay campus, who graduated from the two-year Tourism – Travel and Eco-Adventure program with a 4.0 GPA. This award is presented annually to the student that has achieved the highest academic standing in the final year of a diploma level postsecondary program earning an average of 80% or better.

Today’s graduation ceremony was attended by family and friends, as well as staff and faculty from Confederation College. Confederation’s convocation ceremonies continue through to June 18.

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Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Christie, Director, Lake of the Woods and Red Lake Campuses

Cell: (807) 464-0773 E-mail: llchrist@confederationcollege.ca

Vince Ponka, Media and Communications Officer

Ph: (807) 475-6137, Cell: (807) 620-0043, Email: vponka@confederationcollege.ca

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