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By Amy Woolvett
THE COAST GUARD
The Shelburne campus for the Nova Scotia Community College celebrated its class of 2010 during a convocation ceremony at Shelburne Community Centre, last Thurs.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of 80 of its graduates who earned diplomas and certificates in the last academic year including Library Information Technology, Business Administration, the Adult Learning Program, Plumbing, Continuing Care Assistant, Office Administration and Electric Construction and Industrial.
Gina Harlow was this year’s campus valedictorian, a graduate of NSCC’s Business Administration program.
“You can do anything you put your mind to,” she said in her speech. “When I first thought of coming I told myself, I was too old, not smart enough, couldn’t afford the tuition but with my families support I filled out my application.”
Harlow is feeling confident now and is excited to begin her future in business.
“NSCC has been the greatest experience of my life,” she said. “The combination of the location and small size of the campus and the tremendous support from staff and instructors made me feel like I was part of a family.”
Class of 2010
School of Access
Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults
Guy, Shyla (Honours)
School of Business
Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Library Information Technology
Christie, Angela (Honours)
Lucas, Melanie (Honours)
Certificate in Office Administration
Smith, Natalie (Honours)
Smith, Patricia (Honours)
Certificate in Office Information Technology
School of Health & Human Services
Certificate in Continuing Care
Bullick, Virginia (Honours)
Horne, Brandy (Honours)
Richardson, Jessica (Honours)
Smith, Deanna (Honours)
Thibeault, Roseanna Barrington, NS
Woods, Candace (Honours) Cape Sable Island, NS
School of Trades & Technology
Certificate in Electrical Construction & Industrial
Certificate in Plumbing
Feltham, Kevin (Honours)
Leblanc, Yvon (Honours)
Melvin, Vincent (Honours)
Perham, Corey (Honours)
Snow, Justin (Honours)
The Governor General’s Award Academic Medal
Awarded to a graduating student of a College Diploma Program who has achieved the highest academic standing.
Library Information Technology
The Board of Governors’ Award
Awarded to a graduating student of a College Diploma Program who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and contributed to campus and/or community activities.
The NSCC Foundation Award
Awarded to a graduating student of a College Program (Diploma or Certificate) who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and whose service and leadership has made a difference in the lives of others.
Adult Learning Program
The President’s Award
Awarded to a graduating student of a College Certificate Program who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and contributed to campus and/or community activities.
The Nova Scotia Community College Gold Medal
Awarded to a graduating student of a College Certificate Program who has achieved the highest academic standing.