NSCC Cumberland Campus celebrates grads of 2017
More than 180 students added their names and skills to the labour force after earning the right to call themselves graduates of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Cumberland Campus.
Convocation ceremonies took place in Springhill June 6 before a standing-room only audience of friends, family and loved ones. After many nights studying and days spent learning in their oneor two-year disciplines, NSCC president Don Bureaux said it was an honour to share the day with those family members lauding the graduates accomplishments.
“One parent shared with us that not only is she an alum of the college, but she will be at the convocation this year celebrating the graduation of both her son and daughter,” Bureaux said. “Another family is celebrating four graduations from our Adult Learning Program. Each story holds its own sense of pride.”
Every graduate is a success story and the campuses heralded the stories of five particular students, awarding them the campus’ highest honours:
Governor General’s Academic Medal: Yoshiko Hosokawa, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
NSCC Board of Governors Award: Rayliene Thompson, Paralegal Services
NSCC Foundation Award: Taylor Ripley, Business Administration, Management
NSCC Gold Medal: Mitchell MacNeil, Electrical-Construction & Industrial
President’s Award: Roberta Goodwin, Geothermal – Refrigeration Chosen by his peers, Valedictorian Alexander Martin, a graduate of the Utility Line Workers program, offered a message to grads to pursue the dreams that brought them to the college.
“You chose your program because you thought it was something you would love to do. I am sure, if we all stick with it, we will attain the jobs we want and turn them into the careers we want,” Martin’s message reads. “Don’t forget to have fun, and stay safe.”
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