Bonjour! Kwe’! Pushu! Atelihai! Hello Graduating Class of 2020!
I always imagined I would be doing this in-person talking to you – making eye contact – seeing your smiles, hearing your laughter – sharing this moment with you, your friends, your family and our CNA community, but not today. If someone told me in January we would not be having a “live” graduation – I would have laughed! We have been forced to accept a very unreal reality, and that feels very unfair.
BUT maybe today is a prime example of making the best of an unusual and challenging situation. Maybe today is about Thinking outside the box. MAYBE there is no such thing as normal anymore … Maybe this is all about CHANGE!
The Covid 19 pandemic has profoundly influenced the lives of most people on the planet. It has changed our daily activities: something as simple as going to the grocery store is perceived very differently now.
Most of us don’t like change. It doesn’t always feel good. It is scary. Unknown. Change can make us feel out of control. It can be daunting. But really … Maybe it is time we alter course and adopt a different perspective and approach to the unknown. This is a great opportunity for all of you to make wonderful things happen.
Be a strong individual – one who is adaptable, a planner, a visionary, a problem-solver, a communicator, and above all an innovator. These exceptional qualities are all the things that will help you become a valued employee, a leader amongst your peers, and a role model for others who will witness the great things you are about to achieve.
Celebrate your achievement today and recognize your success. You deserve it.
On behalf of CNA and our leadership team, congratulations to you all. We are proud of you!
Our future leaders, the dreamers of tomorrow.
College of the North Atlantic is proud to present: our graduates!
These medals of excellence are only awarded to full-time graduates who attain the highest weighted/overall average in their program.
Made possible by the generous contribution of our donors, who represent numerous organizations, companies and individuals
Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, this year we have organized our graduates by schools in five videos.
You may not be able to be physically present with your classmates, but you will still get recognized for all your hard work.
Congratulations class of 2020!
Did you hear that CNA is having its first-ever virtual Graduation 2020? We’re excited too, and we want you to join us for many fun opportunities through your social media and engage with classmates, friends and family. Take your #cnagrad conversation online, participate in some of our games and celebrations, and share photos and videos of your time spent at CNA. We want to share them too! Be sure to tag @cna_news so we can join in the fun. Watch our main accounts for some of your posts over the next few weeks!
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