Belleville, Ontario, June 14, 2022 – As part of its 55th Convocation ceremonies, Loyalist College presented Julie Anne Harris, graduate of the Computer Systems Technician program, with the prestigious Governor General’s Academic Medal. This award is in recognition of exceptional academic achievement.
“Congratulations to Julie on this award of national significance,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO. “The Governor General’s Academic Medal is among the most prestigious honours that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. We are immensely proud of you for your tremendous resiliency and dedication to your studies. I look forward to seeing big things on your horizon as you harness your skills, passion and endless potential.”
The Collegiate Bronze Medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level, postsecondary program. Julie graduates with an outstanding academic record and a cumulative average of 97.94 percent.
“I feel the knowledge I’ve learned through my education at Loyalist will be invaluable as I pursue my chosen career path,” said Julie. “I’m so grateful for all the support I received from my professors and fellow students, especially given the difficulty when it comes to teaching during a global pandemic. I’m looking forward to putting my new skills to use with a career in the information technology sector.”
About Loyalist College
Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $396.3 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2021 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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