New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campuses are abuzz as hundreds of students prepare to cross the stage at six graduation ceremonies this week.
“Graduation is the most exciting time for everyone at NBCC. It’s the ultimate reminder of why we’re all here – to transform lives and communities,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “We know that our graduates will leave NBCC with the skills that employers want and the community leadership skills to make a difference.” A recent Graduate Follow-up Survey indicates that 90% of the 2014 graduates were employed within a year of graduating and 90% of employed NBCC graduates are working in New Brunswick.
Six valedictorians from each of the campuses have been selected to represent the graduating class of 2016. NBCC’s valedictorians are students graduating with Honours who have been nominated by their peers or faculty and interviewed by a selection committee. This year’s valedictorians are as follows:
· NBCC Fredericton – Amy Hughes, Practical Nurse
· NBCC Miramichi – Kristy Hathaway, Human Services
· NBCC Moncton – Jace Patriquin, Truck and Transport Service Technician
· NBCC St. Andrews – Meagan Colpitts, Practical Nurse
· NBCC Saint John – Jodie O’Neill, Respiratory Therapy
· NBCC Woodstock – Phylea Fung, Early Childhood Education
“We’re excited to see this latest group of graduates join the more than 80,000 NBCC alumni who graduated before them and can’t wait to hear how these students will go on to achieve great things,” said Tom Meadus, Director of Advancement at NBCC.
“These outstanding students will go on to contribute to the prosperity of New Brunswick,” he said. “We see evidence of this every day by staying connected with our alumni, employers and industry partners.” NBCC alumni are key drivers of the New Brunswick economy and provide an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion or 3.8% of the Gross Domestic Product.
Graduation ceremonies will be taking place across our six campus regions as follows:
Monday, June 20
Woodstock – NBCC Woodstock
Wednesday, June 22
Fredericton – Richard J. Currie Centre
Wednesday, June 22
Moncton – Moncton Coliseum
Thursday, June 23
St. Andrews – NBCC St. Andrews
Thursday June 23
Saint John – Harbour Station
Tuesday, June 28
Miramichi – Lord Beaverbrook Arena
Congratulations to all graduates!
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