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Over 200 degrees at Roberta Bondar Park (9 photos)

Saturday, June 14, 2014   by: Kenneth Armstrong

Approximately 1400 people, including an expected 206 graduating students, were on hand Saturday for Algoma University’s 2014 convocation ceremony held at Roberta Bondar Park.

The university confered an honorary doctorate degree on Lester Pyette, a former Sault Ste. Marie resident who started his journalism career at the Sault Daily Star and went on to become publisher and CEO of the National Post, as well as executive editor of the Toronto Sun newspaper.

Local businessperson Donna Hilsinger was recognized as an honorary member of Algoma University during the ceremony, which is presented to those in the community who contribute service to the university.

This is the largest graduating class ever for the university, which was established in 1965 and became in independant degree-granting institution in 2008.

(PHOTO: An Algoma University graduate makes an embrace immediately after convocation ceremonies June 14, 2014 at Roberta Bondar Park. SooToday.com/Kenneth Armstrong)

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MYPOINT 6/15/2014 8:28:42 AM Report

Congratulations to ALL those graduating from AU. Wishing all of you the best in your futures.

As always , your views may differ :)
Bob the builder 6/15/2014 9:22:01 AM Report

I remember back in the day when I graduated from Grade 12. That was a big deal then. I remember having a coke with two of my best friends at Barsant's Restaurant down where Harvey's is to-day on Trunk Road and talking about what we were going to do with our lives. Where has it all gone. It was a wild ride but I don't regret one minute.
Tag33&1/3rd 6/15/2014 11:50:20 AM Report

@bobthebuilder

The "Small-Fry" eh?
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