Conestoga news

October 29, 2008 4:41 PM

Conestoga Fall Convocation on November 1

The fall ceremony of the 40th Convocation of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning will take place on Saturday, November 1 at the Conestoga Recreation Centre, located at the Doon campus in Kitchener.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and honours more than 800 graduates of degree, diploma and certificate programs. All academic divisions of the College will be represented: Engineering and Information Technology, Trades and Apprenticeship, Business, Continuing Education, Communications and Liberal Studies, Media and Design, the Conestoga Language Institute, and Health and Life Sciences and Community Services.

Bachelor of Applied Technology graduates will come from three programs: Architecture - Project and Facility Management; Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; and Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technologies.

Two major academic awards will be given.

The Governor Generals Academic Medal will go to the graduating diploma program student who has achieved the highest academic standing over the entire course of study. This award will go to Elaine McLaren of Stratford. She achieved an average of 96.9 per cent in the three-year Business Administration - Accounting (Co-op) program.

The Presidents Scholar Award will go to the graduating degree program student who has achieved the highest academic standing over the entire four-year course of study. The winner of this honour is Bryon Hummel of Kitchener, who is graduating from the Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technologies program. He achieved an average of 90.8 per cent.

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