More than 1500 graduating students were recognized at the Fall 2012 convocation ceremony of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning held November 3 at the Doon campus in Kitchener. In conjunction with the ceremonies, President John Tibbits presented a number of College-wide honours.
Student Jessica Steckly was presented with the President’s Scholar Award. This award recognizes the graduating student from a four-year degree program who achieved the highest composite academic average for all courses. Steckly entered the Bachelor of Applied Technology program in Architecture - Project and Facility Management in 2008 and in her four years of study achieved an overall academic average of 92.6 per cent.
Also at the Saturday ceremony, a team of four students from the Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies program received the Conestoga College Mastercraft Award, which recognizes excellence in the area of program-related technical skills. Ian Buller, Christian Mitchell, Andrew Murdoch and Nate Schoenhals created a new Audio Equalization and Physical Visualization System that can determine the genre of music playing on an audio device and equalize the audio output to provide an optimal listening experience.
The Governor General’s Medal is awarded to the graduating student who achieves the highest composite academic grade average for all courses in a diploma program. This year’s recipient, Leah Klassen, completed Conestoga’s Health Office Administration program in spring 2012, graduating with an average of 96.9 per cent.
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