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St. Lawrence College in Cornwall to graduate 534 students

2013-06-06

CORNWALL, ON – This Friday, June 7 is graduation day at SLC in Cornwall. Three ceremonies will be held at 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 5:00 pm at the Aultsville Theatre on the Cornwall campus.


The 10:00 am ceremony will be held for students graduating from programs in the School of Health Sciences. The Valedictorian address will be delivered by Dana Rugless, who will graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.


The afternoon ceremony will be held at 1:30 pm for students graduating from programs in the School of Applied Science and Computing, Business, Justice Studies and Applied Arts, Part-Time Studies, and Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement. The Valedictorian for the afternoon ceremony is Diane Hunter, who is graduating from the Journalism program.


The evening ceremony at 5:00 pm will see students graduate from the School of Community Services and Skilled Trades and Tourism. The Valedictorian address will be delivered by Early Childhood Education graduate, Megan R. Lafave.

The afternoon ceremony will feature an address from this years’ Honorary Diploma recipient, Sean Adams. Each year, St. Lawrence College recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals or organizations whose accomplishments are of such excellence, inspiration and leadership that they serve as an example for the students and graduates of our college with our Honorary Diplomas.

Sean Adams maintains a busy law practice and still finds the time to be involved in numerous charities and be an inspiration for all committed to serving others. Sean has volunteered for many charities including the United Way, Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Children's Treatment Centre, Rotary Club, Patrons of St. Columban's Foundation, Weave Shed Arts Centre, Knights of Columbus, Canadian Slovak League. He has also coached minor hockey, ball hockey and lacrosse. Sean exemplifies the humanitarian impulse to serve others. He has, through his committed and dedicated service to so many charities, helped to improve the quality of life for many in the Cornwall community.


“Convocation is one of the best days of the year for us at SLC,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “Watching our students walk across the stage and become graduates of our college makes us so proud, because we know the hard work, time and energy they devoted to get to that point. We aren’t just recognizing the accomplishment of our students, we’re also celebrating the start of the next steps in their journey and that is really exciting.”

 

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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 information:

Denise Wing

St. Lawrence College, Communications

613-933-6080, ext. 2261

Cell: 613-330-2482

dwing@sl.on.ca