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May 4, 2009 11:00 AM

41st Convocation Ceremonies Set for June 10-11

More than 3,700 Conestoga College graduates are eligible to take part in the 41st Convocation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11 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 10 and features graduates of full-time and part-time programs in these academic areas: engineering technology, information technology, trades and apprenticeship, and liberal studies.

The evening ceremony on June 10 begins at 7 p.m. and honours graduates of full-time and part-time programs in business and hospitality.

The 3 p.m. ceremony on June 11 recognizes graduates from several areas: health and life sciences, media and design, and the Conestoga Language Institute.

The final ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. on June 11, 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 three major college-wide awards.

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.

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