Friday May 27th will be convocation time at the Lloydminster campus of Lakeland College. Graduands from the business, energy, health and wellness and university transfer programs will gather at the campus gymnasium from 10 a.m.
Graduands from environmental sciences, emergency services, human services and trades & technology will also be getting to wear their grad gowns on June 3rd at the Vermilion Stadium in Vermilion from 10 a.m.
Graduands from agricultural sciences will also be getting their certificates on June 3rd at 2:30 p.m.
College officials in sharing their excitement for the in-person certification of about 713 students are also announcing the President medal recipients at both campuses.
For Lloydminster it will be Maxine Lebo, graduating with a business administration diploma and at Vermilion, the medal goes to Amelia Magee, graduating with an environmental sciences diploma.
The Distinguished Alumni Award goes to Roy Kubica, Class of 1966. Kubica is a longstanding volunteer and champion of work-integrated learning and will be inducted to the Alumni Wall of Distinction, according to college brass.
An Honorary Bachelor of Applied Business Degree will be presented to Armin Mueller. Originally from Switzerland, Armin and his wife Rita married in 1980 and established Pilatus Farms, a dairy operation, near Bentley, Alberta. They sold the dairy operation in 2000 and invested in a bison herd as well as a marketing company, Canadian Rangeland Bison & Elk which currently supplies prime bison meat throughout North America and Europe.
Alumni generation pins will be presented to 20 generation-graduates this year by Lakeland College.
The ceremonies will be broadcast online as a webcast.