The Loyalist Bancroft Campus held its 10th annual graduation ceremony on September 24th. A total of 98 certificates and diplomas were presented during the evening’s ceremony. The ceremony included students graduating from four locations — the Bancroft campus and off-site locations in Haliburton, Picton and Tweed.
Two new awards were presented, The Herbert L. Esford Award and the Vance Motors Business Management Award. The Herbert L. Esford Award was presented to Vesper Pilgrim, a Personal Support Worker graduate who demonstrated exceptional compassion and empathy to her clients during her community practicum. Steve Halliday, a graduate of the Ontario Management Business Development program — Business Management Skills, was the recipient of the Vance Motors Award for attaining the highest average in a Business Management Skills program.
Matthew Bamsey, Research Affiliate, Canadian Space Industry, was the guest speaker. Mr. Bamsey holds a B. Eng. in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with the University of Guelph, focusing on advanced life support under a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada scholarship. He is stationed at the Canadian Space Agency and the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility.