Convocation 2011 at HSTA
June 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
“A convocation brings things full circle”
– Fleming College president Tony Tilly.
Held on May 27th, the 2011 convocation ceremony at the Fleming College Haliburton campus was a celebration of beginnings for graduates from the Visual and Creative Arts diploma, art certificates and post-graduate certificates. Students from all walks of life had embarked on a shared journey that began through their enrolment in to courses at HSTA that, now completed, found them at another new beginning – embarking on a future with their training and college experience under their belts. Andrew Hodgson, a Board of Governors member, echoed Tilly’s remarks and added, “I want to thank you for being a part of our community and I hope that you can stay,” he said.
Heidi Hudspith, a HSTA employee and Alumni representative, welcomed the graduates to the alumni association saying, “I know firsthand you all worked so hard to be here today.” Hudspith also received the 2011 President’s Part-Time Staff Recognition Award from Tony Tilly.
The Fellowship in Applied Education Award was presented to Fay Wilkinson, who is the Expressive Arts Coordinator, HSTA faculty and an active community volunteer responsible for the recently created Visible Voices initiative at the Haliburton Arts Council. “I’ve learned so much over the years. I know that when relationships are built the most unlikely people say yes,” said Wilkinson. “I’m deeply, deeply grateful for what I learned at this college and for going into this community and being accepted.”
Photo Arts and Digital Image Design Graduate Fanny Gadouas gave a valedictorian address before principal Sandra Dupret delivered the ceremony’s final words: “I’m so proud to have you all as a part of our campus, best of luck.”