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St. Lawrence College graduates more than 2000 students

2012-06-12

KINGSTON, ON – More than 2000 students from St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus will walk across the stage as graduates on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14, 2012.

Convocation ceremonies will be held at the K-Rock Centre in downtown Kingston. On Wednesday, a 7:00pm ceremony will be held for students graduating from programs in the School of Applied Science and Computing and School of Community Services. The Valedictorian for the 7:00pm ceremony is Quinn Ackerman Bentley, who will graduate from the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program.

“I’m so proud to be representing my class from Energy Systems Engineering, and my school,” Quinn said. “The green energy field is opening up more and more, and it’s an exciting time to be graduating with the excellent education I’ve received at St. Lawrence College.”

An afternoon ceremony will be held on Thursday at 1:00 pm for students graduating from programs in the School of Business and School of Health Sciences. The Valedictorian for the 1:00pm ceremony is Merina Johnston, who will be graduating from the Business Administration- Accounting program.

An evening ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening for students graduating from programs in the School of Justice Studies and Applied Arts, School of Skill Trades and Tourism and School of Part-Time studies. The Valedictorian for the 7:00 pm ceremony is Rowena Jordan, who will graduate from the Carpenter General program.

“We’re so proud of all our graduates today,” said Chris Whitaker, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “We’re confident each of them will be ready to start their careers in their chosen fields with the education they’ve received at St. Lawrence, and we’re happy to play such an important role in their lives.”

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About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

For media information:

Kelly Wiley
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-217-9545


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