Conestoga news

June 1, 2010 8:10 AM

Conestoga Spring Convocation on June 16-17

More than 3,900 Conestoga College graduates are eligible to take part in the spring edition of the 42nd 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.

Conestoga Spring Convocation

The first starts at 3 p.m. on June 16 and features graduates of full-time and part-time programs in these academic areas: media and design, engineering technology and information technology.

The evening ceremony on June 16 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 17 recognizes graduates from several areas: trades and apprenticeship, liberal studies, and health and life sciences.

The final ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. on June 17, is for graduates of all programs in community services, plus graduates from the Conestoga Language Institute.

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