More than 3,500 Conestoga College graduates are eligible to take part in the College’s 36th Convocation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17 at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre in Kitchener.
There will be four ceremonies in all - two on each day.
The first starts at 2:30 p.m. on June 16 and features graduates of several academic divisions. Included are full-time and part-time programs of the School of Engineering and Information Technology and the School of Trades and Apprenticeship. Also participating are part-time programs directly administered by the Continuing Education Division.
The evening ceremony on June 16 begins at 7 p.m. and honours graduates of full-time and part-time programs in the School of Business and Hospitality.
The 2:30 p.m. ceremony on June 17 recognizes graduates of full-time and part-time programs in the School of Liberal and Media Studies, all Health Sciences programs and the Educational Assistant program.
The evening ceremony on June 17 starts at 7 p.m. and features graduates of full-time and part-time Community Services programs (except for Educational Assistant).
Graduates will receive certificates and diplomas, and will be invested with the Conestoga College Liripipe, a ceremonial shoulder sash denoting successful completion of studies and readiness to enter their chosen vocations.
In addition, the College will present its four major College-wide awards.
The Governor General’s Academic Medal goes to the diploma-level graduate with the highest academic standing. The Mastercraft Award goes to the individual or student team producing the best program-related technical project. The James W. Church Achievement Award is for the graduate who combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic achievement. The Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award goes to a faculty member who has compiled a record of excellence in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, academic innovation, service to students and service to the College.
In addition, the Alumni Association presents awards to a number of distinguished alumni who have achieved career success and made positive contributions to the community.