Students from the College of New Caledonia (CNC) were honoured by staff during a physically distanced graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 10.
Graduates received their gown, a goodies bag, and after having their photo taken, were cheered by the faculty as they exited the building. It is the second year in a row convocation went virtual due to COVID-19.
The graduates will be participating in a virtual ceremony on June 12. Over 1,200 students will graduate from CNC across the province this year.
“To celebrate one of the largest graduating class in the middle of the pandemic is heartening,” said Gil Malfair, Chair of the CNC Board of Governors in a news release. “I’m impressed by the accomplishments of CNC students, especially how quickly they adapted to a changed learning environment.”
The virtual convocation ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at cnc.bc.ca/convocation. A virtual convocation program with the names of every CNC graduate will also be available on the same page along with an on-demand version of the ceremony following the premiere.
“The educational journey at CNC this past year has been unlike any before,” said CNC President Dr. Dennis Johnson. “This pandemic has put much of our world on hold, but not the graduating class of 2021. They adapted, progressed, and persevered to reach graduation. That is a moment truly worth celebrating.”
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