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College of New Caledonia graduates step into a bright future

The College of New Caledonia sent the Class of 2024 out into the world Thursday.

Convocation was held at the CN Centre.

There are 1,125 graduates in the class of 2024. They're from CNC’s four academic schools: access and continuing education; health sciences; human services, university studies, and business; as well as trades and technologies.

“Convocation is the pinnacle of the student journey. We are so excited for graduates who have set goals and dedicated themselves to their studies,” stated college president Cindy Heitman. “As we proudly celebrate their dedication and achievements, we also want to extend our thanks to their parents, spouses, children, friends, and CNC’s faculty and staff. Their continued support toward students’ personal and professional success makes all the difference.”

Thursday's ceremony included the Awards of Excellence.

Kiaya Morrisey of Takla First Nation, who graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in psychology, received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy, and Reconciliation for her dedication to community service, human rights and cooperation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, both within the college community and beyond.

"I’m no longer the same person I was two years ago. Attending post-secondary and volunteering for important causes on and off campus really helped me to open up to others and feel more connected to my culture. I grew so much as a person during my time at CNC – it’s been a very good transition to prepare me for university,” she stated.

CNC also celebrated the winner of the 2024 Mary John Award of Excellence, Darien Davis, who is currently studying in University Transfer.

Julia Pryde, who is graduating from CNC’s Medical Laboratory Technology Science program, was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal for the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level, post-secondary program.

Another ceremony will be held Tuesday at the North Cariboo Campus in Quesnel.