Congrats to NSCC class of 2015
He battled bacterial meningitis, four strokes and, three years later, graduated with a welding diploma from Nova Scotia Community College.
Joe Miller, whose faculty member described him as dedicated and persistent, was one of over 4,500 graduates to cross our convocation stages in June including Marconi Campus in CBRM.
Joe’s story is exceptional and an example to others of what can be achieved with such steely determination.
Each individual has their own inspiring story of challenges faced, overcome and left behind in the wake of seeking and securing a brighter future. Mothers graduating with daughters. Fathers graduating with sons. Par- ents watching the first in their family receive a post- secondary designation. Others adding to a university degree with a diploma.
The prevailing sentiment is that education offers a better quality of life, a brighter future for themselves, their family and communities.
Iretia Cox, a 73-year-old graduate of the Adult Learning Program, says she is just starting. With her high school diploma in hand, along with the Dean’s Award for overcoming challenges and inspiring staff and students, she is set to study business administration this fall.
Burridge Campus valedictorian Whitney Middleton said: “You’re never too young or old to start something new and become the very best you.”
I could not imagine a better convocation theme. It is a time to celebrate a milestone in what is hopefully a life- long educational journey.
Congratulations Class of 2015! Don Bureaux President Nova Scotia Community College