The forty-first Convocation ceremonies were held on June 12 and 13 at Loyalist College, with 1,552 students graduating. Graduates received diplomas, certificates and degrees from programs in the Schools of Health and Human Studies, Biosciences, Business and Management Studies, Media Studies, Applied Computing, Architecture and Building Sciences, Skills Training, Continuing Education and the Centre for Justice Studies.
One hundred and twenty-eight awards were presented during the three Convocation ceremonies. They were provided by private donors, business and industry, as well as by foundations and community organizations, including The Loyalist College Foundation. Awards presented for the first time at this year’s ceremonies included:
The Garland Award – for creative and innovative excellence in the Chef Training program. Jeremy Allan from Tweed was the recipient.
The Nelson Education Award – for excellence in participation in the Chef Training program, presented to Cale Bailey from Port Hope.
The Spirit Award for Dedication – in the Chef Training program, awarded to Heather Berry from Belleville.
The À la Carte Culinary Excellence Award – presented to John Lebaron from Belleville as the top student in an À la Carte setting in the Chef Training program.
The Hendrix Award – for improvement and dedication to excellence in the Chef Training program. Steven Pulver from Codrington was the recipient.
The Pearson Professionalism Award – for professionalism and excellence in the Chef Training program, awarded to Alexandra Zobel-Brown from Campbellford.
The Rational Award – for culinary excellence in the Culinary Management program, presented to Jessi-Lyn Watson from Stirling.
The Back 40 Enterprises Award – This award was received by Civil Engineering Technician graduate Raymond Wigmore from Havelock, for demonstrating well-developed skills in CAD drafting and a particular aptitude for, and interest in, structural steel detailing and design.
The Pineridge Broadcasting Award – presented to Chris Brown of Belleville, as the top Radio Reporting Graduate, for academic proficiency in the Broadcast Journalism program, presented to Chris Brown from Belleville.
The Phil Ross Boynton Award – was presented to James Morgan from Listowel, as the Outstanding Graduate in the Broadcast Journalism program.
The Rogers Sportsnet Award – for the Top Television Reporting Graduate, for academic proficiency in the Broadcast Journalism program, was presented to Dayna Paquette from Belleville.
The Canada Newswire Group Award – for Top Public Affairs Reporting was awarded to Meaghan Roy from Peterborough for academic proficiency in the Broadcast Journalism program.
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Media Contact: Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanne Farrell, Awards Officer, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2202