Family, friends, and members of the Sault College community gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of 82 Sault College graduates at the 2016 Fall Convocation.
As a student-centred post-secondary institution, Sault College is proud to honour those students who we’ve supported throughout their studies. “Convocation provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the successes and achievements of our students,” says Dr. Ron Common, Sault College President. “It is with great pride that we highlight their perseverance and hard work and participate in this significant event.”
Walking across the stage to receive their diplomas were students from the following post-secondary programs: Esthetician, Hairstyling, Office Administration-Executive, Personal Support Worker, Pre-Health Sciences. Also recognized were students from various Continuing Education programs, including: Food Service Worker Program, Health Office Administrative Support, Human Resources Practices, Occupational Health and Safety, Office Assistant, Professional Bookkeeper, Project Management, Teacher of Adults – Literacy Educator, and Building Maintenance and Construction.
In keeping with Sault College tradition, platform party guests, faculty and students were piped in by a member of the 49th Field Artillery Pipe Band. Sault College Alumni and keynote speaker Ife Akintunde gave an inspiring speech to all in attendance. Following the presentation of liripipes and diplomas, the White Thunder Women from the local Ojibwe community performed an honour drum song. Students, along with their families and friends, celebrated this special occasion with a reception following the Convocation ceremony.
Sault College congratulates all graduates and wishes them all the best as they embark on a new life journey.
Ife Akintunde, Public Relations and Event Management Graduate
A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Ife Akintunde recently graduated from the Public Relations and Event Management post graduate program at Sault College. Ife has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and is currently the International Education Assistant at Sault College. Due to his outgoing personality and positive drive, Ife is well suited to the art of public relations and public speaking, enabling him to execute many outstanding projects in these areas. Ife serves as the Liaison officer and Event coordinator for the African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario (a non-profit organization), where he and his team did an outstanding job orchestrating media relations, public relations and event coordination for the 2016 Black History month celebration. Ife is a proud recipient of both the Sault College President’s Academic Excellence Award and the 2016 Canadian Public Relations Society Student Excellence award; an honour he received at the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto.
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Educating over 2,300 full-time and 4,000 part-time students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.