CNA graduates receive Governor General’s Academic Medals


9/28/2016 10:51:45 AM


Katie Murray of St. John’s displays her Governor General’s Academic medal for achieving the highest average of all Distributed Learning students attending College of the North Atlantic this past year.



Ten of 14 students from College of the North Atlantic’s Class of 2016 attended a special event at Government House in St. John’s this week to accept Governor General’s Academic Medals from the Lieutenant Governor for Newfoundland and Labrador. Front from left are Lisa King, the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant Governor, Patricia Fagan, and Bob Gardiner, interim President and CEO for College of the North Atlantic. Second row, from left, are Matthew Patey, Lisa Noble, and Penelope Moores. Third row, from left, are Brittany Hobbs, Jean Hynes and Katie Murray. And back, from left, are Adam Drake, Christopher Collins and Michael Ross.

Ten of the 14 College of the North Atlantic graduates to win Governor General’s Academic Medal this year received their medals today from the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant Governor for Newfoundland and Labrador, at an official ceremony at Government House in St. John’s. The ceremony was also attended by college interim President and CEO Bob Gardiner, and Board Chair Cheryl Stagg.
 
The medals are awarded each year to the graduates who achieve the highest overall average upon completion of their diploma-level program at their respective campus. Awarded since 1873, the Governor General’s Academic Medal is one of the most prestigious awards a student can receive while attending a Canadian post-secondary educational institution.
 
During his remarks, President Gardiner thanked the Lieutenant Governor and his wife for hosting this special event for the college’s graduates and personally congratulated each student on their award.
 
“To excel in your area of study demonstrates your personal commitment and the dedication of your instructors who helped you along the way. The 10 of you present here today represent the academic leaders at College of the North Atlantic. We are so proud of students like you who are excelling in their future and current professions,” he said. “Your success speaks to the quality of students and the quality of instruction that is provided by CNA.”
 
Recipients of the 2016 Governor General’s Academic Medal include: Kyle Auchinleck of St. John’s who completed Sound Recording and Production at Bay St. George campus, Jean Hynes of Winterland who completed Office Administration (Executive) at Burin campus, Matthew Patey of Spainard’s Bay who completed Community Studies at Carbonear campus, Christina Slaney of Irishtown who completed Civil Engineering Technology at Corner Brook campus, Brittany Hobbs from Lethbridge who completed Office Administration (Executive) at Clarenville campus, Lisa King from Grand Falls-Windsor who completed Community Studies at Grand Falls-Windsor campus, Adam Drake of Long Cove who completed Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technician at Gander campus, Chevon Hayter of Happy Valley-Goose Bay who completed Early Childhood Education at Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus, Hillary Osmond of Grand Bay East who completed Office Administration (Executive) at Port aux Basques campus, Lisa Noble of St. Anthony who completed Office Administration (Executive) at St. Anthony campus, Christopher Collins of Labrador City who completed the Mining Technician program at Labrador West campus, Katie Murray of St. John’s who completed Web Development through Distributed Learning (online), Michael Ross of St. John’s who completed Petroleum Engineering Technology at Ridge Road campus, and Penelope Moores of St. John’s who completed Graphic Communications at Prince Philip Drive campus.
 
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Media Contact:
 
Glenda McCarthy
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic
709.643.6408
glenda.mccarthy@cna.nl.ca  
 
 





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