Lakeland College hosted three convocation ceremonies; one in Lloydminster on May 26, and two in Vermilion on June 2.
Students were thrilled to earn their diplomas, and staff and families were very supportive and happy to celebrate with them. Some said they look forward to working in the industry and enjoyed the instructors at Lakeland College.
“It’s very hands on and the classes are pretty small so it’s easy to talk to our professors. I plan on coming back for another year as a double diploma student for Crop Technology,” said Breeze Kriston.
Previous supporter of numerous initiatives at Lakeland College, Judy Sweet was selected as the 2023 Distinguished Citizen and presented an honorary degree.
A few of the students were noted as being 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th generation Alumni. Marilyn Young had been noted as the Distinguished Alumni (Class of 1997).
“We’re here today recognizing your accomplishments academically as well as club and extracurricular activities. We are proud of you. Throughout your time here we met with you, learned with you, and learned from you. We had the opportunity to celebrate so many milestones with you and cheer along as you were preparing harvest fields, welcomed the bison home, celebrated 10 years of Band in the Sand, and held the very first Farm 4.0,” said President and CEO Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart. “You are learning skills you will need to be successful, and it’s been an honour to cheer for you each step of the way. Wherever you go, you are still part of the Lakeland family. Congratulations, and the very best in the rest of your life’s journey.”