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May 28, 2007 9:59 AM

39th Convocation Ceremonies Set for June 13-14

More than 3,500 Conestoga College graduates are eligible to take part in the 39th Convocation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre in Kitchener.

There will be four ceremonies in all -- two on each day.

The first starts at 3 p.m. on June 13 and features graduates of full-time and part-time programs in two academic areas: the School of Engineering and Information Technology, and the School of Trades and Apprenticeship.

The evening ceremony on June 13 begins at 7 p.m. and honours graduates of full-time and part-time programs in the School of Business and Hospitality, as well as programs directly administered by the Continuing Education Division.

The 3 p.m. ceremony on June 14 recognizes graduates from several areas: full-time and part-time programs in the School of Liberal and Media Studies, all programs in Health Sciences, and the Conestoga Language Institute.

The final ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. on June 14, is for graduates of all programs in Community Services.

Graduates will receive certificates and diplomas, and will be invested with the Conestoga Liripipe, a ceremonial shoulder sash denoting successful completion of studies and readiness to enter their chosen vocations.

In addition, Conestoga will present its four major college-wide awards.

The Governor Generals Academic Medal goes to the diploma-level graduate with the highest academic standing in the Class of 2007. 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 Conestoga.

The Alumni Association also presents awards at Convocation to a number of distinguished alumni who have achieved career success and made positive contributions to the community.

CONTACT: John Sawicki, 519-748-5220, ext. 3336