Jun 17, 2011


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More than 400 work-ready grads to embark on careers

CALGARY – Alberta's workforce will receive a boost on June 20 as more than 400 work-ready graduands cross the stage at Bow Valley College's (BVC) spring 2011 graduation ceremony. 

Among those learners receiving their certificates and diplomas are more than 150 who are poised and prepared to enter the province's health care system as practical nurses, health care aides, hospital unit clerks, and medical office assistants. 

Representing the College's Health and Community Care department, Danielle Bravo, Practical Nurse Diploma graduand, will give her valedictorian address. Danielle will be joined by valedictorians Kashif Zaman, Business, and James Llewellyn, Academic Foundations.

During the ceremony, BVC will present its Distinguished Citizen Award to Calgary and Canadian Business Halls of Fame inductee James (Jim) Kenneth Gray for his commitment to making a reality the College's vision of world-class education opportunities for adult learners. 

Marie Delorme, CEO of the Imagination Group, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. Sharon Carry, BVC President and CEO, and Joanne Stalinski, Chair of BVC's Board of Governors, will also address the graduates. Teresa Woo-Paw, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Mackay, will bring greetings from the Government of Alberta. 

Event:    Bow Valley College Spring 2011 Graduation Ceremony 
Date:     Monday, June 20, 2011
Time:     2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.) 
Location: EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Jack Singer Concert                    Hall 205 - 8 Avenue SE

Media are invited to attend Bow Valley College's spring graduation ceremony. Photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged. 

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