The Lloydminster campus of Lakeland College has celebrated the graduation of 230 students from degree, diploma and certificate programs.
On Friday, the convocation ceremony closed a chapter of the students education as they moved on to the next phase of their lives. The ceremony included graduates from the Business, Energy, Health and Wellness, Street Rod Technologies and University Transfer programs.
Jonathan Kuzek, a graduate from the Heavy Oil Powering Engineering program was the recipient of the President’s Medal. He says the time he put into his studies this year helped him in receiving the award.
“I had the opportunity to look after the heating plant and and two energy labs they have. Also being on the student association, spent many hours at the school this year.”
The Lloydminster resident says he is happy to move on from the college into the real world, but has made some connections that will last a life time during his time in the program.
“For the past two years I didn’t think it would come and go as quick as it did, but excited to get into the real world and I’m happy that the time is done at Lakeland. I think I’ve had enough studying for a while.”
The ceremony also included a presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Credential. The Vermilion campus will be holding their convocation ceremonies on June 1, where 550 students will be recognized.