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CMTN honours graduates with art print

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202052 Views

Jul 06, 2020

Coast Mountain College has commissioned an art piece to honour the resiliency and achievement of the class of 2020 and recognize the unique circumstances under which this year’s graduates have persevered during the ongoing pandemic.

Kari Morgan K’alaajex’s submission of a fireweed and frog design called Resilience was selected because of its representation of transformation, resiliency and achievement. Each of this year’s 2020 graduates will receive a printed copy of the art piece in recognition of their achievement.

“We wanted to recognize the achievement of our graduates in these trying times with something special,” said Justin Kohlman, President & CEO of Coast Mountain College. “We are so proud of our students and their ability to adapt and learn in quickly changing circumstances – attributes which will put them on good footing in the future.”

The prints will be sent to students in the mail, along with a letter of congratulations.

“It is an honour to be able to gift the Coast Mountain College graduates of 2020 with this Frog and Fireweed design. The students have worked so hard to finish their schooling through this uncertain time, and I am pleased to celebrate their accomplishments with this design that represents both their struggles and their strengths,” says artist, Kari Morgan K’alaajex.

“The beautiful fireweed is one of the first plants to grow after a devastating forest fire, and just like the graduates of 2020, it proves that if you persist through even the largest of epidemics there is still hope to grow and flourish,” says Morgan in her message to the graduates. “The frog is a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Because of their drastic changes throughout their lifetime they also symbolize one’s own ability to adapt and transform.”

Coast Mountain College will be celebrating our graduates through social media over the coming week. Check our convocation page on our website at: and visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more.

Media contact:
Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Executive Director, Communications
Cell: 250-641-2206
[email protected]


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