Algoma U celebrates its first Brampton graduatesFriday, October 19, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Algoma U hosts inaugural convocation in Brampton
Bill Davis to deliver convocation address to graduating class
SAULT STE. MARIE - On Saturday, October 20, Algoma University is proud to be hosting the inaugural fall convocation ceremony in Brampton.
Twenty students are graduating with Algoma University degrees, all of whom completed their studies in Brampton.
The convocation ceremony will be held in the Rose Theatre, just steps away from the downtown location of Algoma University at Brampton.
Bill Davis, former premier of Ontario and Brampton native, will deliver the convocation address.
University President Dr. Richard Myers will confer the degrees, along with VP Academic and Research Dr. David Schantz and University Registrar Dave Marasco.
"We understand that our students in Brampton have worked hard to graduate, and while we welcome them to come to Sault Ste. Marie to participate in the bigger convocation ceremony there, we know that this is an occasion they want to celebrate with their friends and family," said Marasco. "We are happy to be in Brampton to perform the convocation ceremonies here, and proud of our students for their accomplishments."
Students will be graduating from either the Computer Science or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs.
Currently, Algoma U has over 100 students studying in the BBA program in Brampton.
Dr. Myers was enthusiastic about the value of Algoma University's extension programming in Ontario.
"Our programming in Brampton, St. Thomas, and Timmins has provided university opportunities for students in their own backyards, without the additional expense of relocating to go to school. This is a good day for our students, and for the City of Brampton."
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic and Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca.