Congratulations GPRC Class of 2021!
Denise Nowicki, Staff, Arts and Education
On behalf of the Department of Arts and Education, I would like to congratulate the graduates in the Education and Social Work Collaborative Programs. We so are proud of you and look forward to seeing you guide and support the children and families of Grande Prairie and beyond!
Carmen Gorgichuk, Staff, Fine Arts
On behalf of the Fine Arts Department faculty and staff, I extend warm congratulations to all graduates who are honoured in the GPRC 2021 Virtual Convocation today.
Dr. Jodi Peebles, Staff, Teacher Education North
Dear TEN Graduates,
Congratulations on your well-deserved success. You have completed your Bachelor of Education degree in the most unique and challenging time. Your unwavering perseverance positivity, and collegiality are truly inspiring. I am very proud of you and wish you all the best as you begin your teaching careers. Caps off to you, Graduates!
Dr. Brian Redmond, Staff, School of Art, Science and Upgrading
Congratulations to our collaborative degree program graduates! It has been a long journey to get where you are today and you should be proud of your achievement. Take a moment to celebrate all that you have accomplished and reminisce on your journey to this point. You persevered through unprecedented times and your success here today will form the foundation for your future success. This is not the end of your educational journey, but rather just the beginning of a path to life-long learning. Enjoy this time in your life and look to your future with confidence. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Tanya Lopez, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! Your experience at GPRC will continue to shape how you learn work. I am proud of you and wish you continued success on all your life journeys.
Katey Johnston, Staff, Animal Health Technology
Congratulations to the AHT Class of 2021! You have accomplished so much while navigating a new world. I wish all of you the best as you celebrate this great achievement!
Mandy Pollock, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations class of 2021! You had every opportunity and excuse to give up this year and you didn't, and I am so very proud of you all.
Eunicia Medalla, Student, Business Administration
C H E E R S! What a journey it has been my dear GPRC! Congratulations to all the graduates! :)
Amanda Heiford, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations to each and every one of you on your success. You have overcome many obstacles to be here today, and should be so proud of your accomplishments.
Katelyn Clair, Student, Bachelor of Education
Congratulations everyone! It's been a rough couple years but we survived together. And now we are all officially teachers!
Meagan Aubin, Student, Teacher Education North
Wow! We did it! Despite the whirlwind and many challenges we've faced in the past 2 years, you've all proven that anyone can be anything if you set your mind to it! We are officially teachers and let's go change those students' lives one at a time! You all rock! Hope you can all find a way to celebrate! Congrats again, and watch out world :)
Dr. B, Staff, Animal Health Technology
Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You've put in the same hard work. You've learned and grown so much. Warm regards on your graduation!
Cherene Griffiths, Staff, Vice-President External Relations
Congratulations! We celebrate your success and wish you all the best on life's journey. Remember to take the best of everything that comes your way. Welcome to the GPRC Alumni Family.
Jennifer Robertson, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations to all the grads! You should be so proud of your accomplishments! Way to go!
Kristy Honing, Staff, Animal Health Technology
Congratulations to the grad class of 2021!
Andrew Dunlop, Staff, Research and Innovation
Well done, graduates! You have made a great achievement under extraordinary circumstances. Remember your experience wherever you go next.
Kristine Romero-Mbanefo, Student
Congratulations to me and my classmates. It has been a holistic journey with you all. I wish you all great success in your career. Cheers!
Tiffany Duncan, Staff, Animal Health Technology
Congratulations!! Your hard work and dedication has brought you here. Your journey is far from over you have some amazing stops yet to make on this journey. I look forward hearing about all your stories.
Darcy Moss, Staff, ThinkBIG Service Technician
Congratulations!! Your hard work and dedication has brought you here. Your journey is far from over you have some amazing stops yet to make on this journey. I look forward hearing about all your stories.
Teresa Bell, Staff, School of Trades, Agriculture and Environment
Congratulations to the class of 2021! The adversity you have faced in the last couple years show there is no limit to your potential and what you can achieve! All the best to you all!
Louise Rawluk, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
Congratulations to all graduates of 2021! Your graduation is only the first of many amazing moments that you will have in your life. Through your hard work and determination, many more incredible moments are coming your way! Best wishes for your future endeavors!
Scott Coonfer, Community Member
What an achievement, job well done! It has been a very challenging year, however you persevered and took on each obstacle head on. Your hard work and determination have brought fantastic results. There are many more great things ahead of you. Take time to celebrate your accomplishments. I celebrate with you, and wish you much - continued success.
Shawn Morton, Staff, Anthropology
Ordinarily, this occasion would be marked by crowded rooms and people sweating under silly robes (wave the wand and invoke the words, "graduous totalus"). While we celebrate differently this year, the accomplishment is in no way lesser. You all should be proud of the work you've done, and the challenges you've faced and conquered. We're certainly proud of you.
Pam Trerice, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations Class of 2021! You've made it through your studies in what's perhaps going to be the most challenging past year in your generation! You will face more challenges as you embark on your careers and next pathways in life, but you got this! Be proud of everything you have accomplished, it will help prepare you for your road ahead!
Carol Ann Doll, Alumni, Nursing Education and Health
Congratulations to all the students graduating this year! It has been a tough year for both staff and students. Your adaptability is to be admired. Best wishes to each of you as your pursue your chosen career or move on to further your studies!
Charity Nosa Idemudia, Student, Early Learning and Child Care
Congratulations to my fellow students graduating this year. It's been a very challenging period in our lives but with patience, perseverance and God's grace, we all are here today celebrating. I want to say thank you to all my instructors, school administrators, friends, family members especially my husband who supported me in ways I can not explain, I am grateful. For all your words of encouragement when I felt I couldn't continue but here I am today. I couldn't have made it this far but thank God for His grace to pull through despite all the challenges. Again, congratulations to all the 2021 graduates.
Lynne Coulter, Community Member
Congratulations Grads. Our Lions Club cannot be with you on your virtual graduation event as we are hosting our annual Multiple District Lions Convention as a virtual event (first one this way). Good luck in the future.
Jim Valentine, Alumni, Business Administration
Best Wishes to the class of 2021! GPRC is a special place and you will carry it with you always!
Laura Hancharuk, Staff, Physical Education and Kinesiology
My congratulations and deepest respect to the graduating class of 2021. I don't think any other group in the history of our college has had to dig as deep as these students - their perseverance and resilience is beyond admirable. Well done! And to my Personal Training students - I love you all and am so proud of you! Highest regards!
Edward Bader, Staff, Fine Arts
I would like to congratulate all the GPRC graduates this year for all your hard work during this very challenging year. You did an amazing job and all the best!
Lynette Tye, Staff, ThinkBIG Service Technician
Congratulations! I would like to wish all the students in both 17A & B classes that are graduating this Spring. You all put in a great effort under these current conditions and kudos for working through the changes and coming out victorious at the end. Wishing you all the best in your futures.
Christine Tran, Staff, Student Services
"Someday you will look back on all the progress you made, and be so glad that you didn't give up." That day is today!!! Hip hip, hooray! What a privilege it was to watch you grow through one of the most tumultuous times, with both grace and resilience! We are so proud of you for all your hard work perseverance! Stay in touch, and don't be a stranger. You will always have a home with us here at GPRC.
Laura Gerow-Burrin, Staff, Inclusive Post-Secondary Coordinator
To those of you who completed this last year in your pajama pants, congratulations. To those of you who donned a mask to attend class, congratulations. To those who struggled with online learning and a lack of motivation and connection, congratulations. To those who excelled with virtual learning and discovered many strengths, congratulations. You have prevailed through an academic year that tested patience and inspired creativity. Physical distance may separate us, but this day of celebration unites our spirits. To all the convocates today, to your families and friends, to your college faculty and staff, congratulations.
Brian Carreau, Staff, Operations Manager - Fairview Campus
Farm Operation in Fairview wishes all grads continued success in their chosen fields. We especially wish to thank the AHT girls for their help in our calving and lambing season.
Nathaniel Smith, Staff, Enterprise Risk Management
Congratulations 2021 Graduates! Be proud of your accomplishments and resiliency. All the best in your journey as you continue your next steps.
Ariel Wolfe, Student, Educational Assistant
Wish all my fellow classmates in the Educational assistant program and other GPRC grad well in their futures ! Congratulations! We did it!
Lesley Brazier, Staff, Academic Upgrading
Congratulations GPRC graduates! You have been resilient through unprecedented times. Thank you for staying focused on your goals and persevering through your courses from a distance. I wish you all the success in your futures!
Violet Durnford, Student, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
I would like to thank the amazing people who have made my graduation possible. Instructors, Preceptors, Administrators, Friends, Family and my Church Family. Thank you for your encouraging words and support during my time at Grande Prairie Regional College.
Jasmine Allan, Student, Teacher Education North
Congrats class!! We did it :)
Carly McLeod, Staff, Health, Wellness and Career Studies
Congratulations class of 2021! What a unique year we have had but through it all, you have showed determination and dedication to your studies. You should be extremely proud of all you have accomplished!
Kelli Sylvester, Student, Teacher Education North
Thank you to all who supported me through this process. It's been a long road but I could not be more happy about the road that now lies ahead. Congratulations to all the other student teachers this year! I am so proud of all of you!
Nicoletta Harabor, Staff, Academic Upgrading
Congratulations to all GPRC 2021 graduates! We are so proud of you!!! I am wishing you success and happiness in your future.
Carolyn Vasileiou, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations on your accomplishment! All your hard work has paid off! Remember to dream big!
Angela Logan, Staff, Vice-President Finance and Administration
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! It is a momentous occasion we celebrate today with you. Your class has had first hand experience with one of the most important qualities of a person in today's world: adaptability. Don't forget to take the time to celebrate what you have accomplished, where you are today and know that the world is yours. Take what you have learned and go chase those dreams!
Alison Forest, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
Well class of 2021, you did it! In spite of everything upending this past year, you persevered. What an accomplishment! This BScN class is the one I began my teaching journey with and as a result you hold a special place in my heart. I will be cheering you on as you move into your careers. Keep in touch! Congratulations! Super proud of you all!!!
Janelle MacRae, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations GPRC Class of 2021! You chose to further your education amidst the world's chaos and uncertainty and for that you should be proud. To our Office Administration students, it was a pleasure getting to know you virtually this year, and we know you are equipped with the skills to succeed. Be sure to stay in touch! Congrats, you did it!
Jennifer Swan, Staff, Human Resources
Congratulations on the successful completion of your program! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off. I wish you all the best in achieving your future goals and aspirations.
Smile, enjoy life and be kind to one another.
Lori Bombier, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations to all 2021 graduates! Enjoy celebrating you - you deserve it!
Candice Brooks, Student, Early Learning and Child Care
Congratulations to all my classmates. WE DID IT!
Aman Litt, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations! You have worked hard and you deserve to celebrate you today! Best of luck in the future and stay in touch!
Roxanne Oliver, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations graduates! I wish you success and good fortune in the path you choose.
Chris Nicol, Staff, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Congratulations to you all. Believe in Yourself and Create an Awesome Future. Character Counts. Be Kind, Do Good, Take the High Road.
Jasmin Marshall, Staff, President's Office
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! Your success is well-deserved after a year of uncertainty and perseverance! Sending you best wishes as you start your next adventure.
Julia Dutove, Staff, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Congratulations graduates! You have persevered through a tough year and we wish you all the best, wherever the next steps take you!
Joan Jacobson, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
Congratulations to all the graduates of 2021! A special congratulations to our BScN students... You did it! What an amazing accomplishment to complete your degree during a global pandemic. Your determination and resilience will take you far in your career! You chose a wonderful profession. So proud of you all!!
Shawnna Boyd, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!! You have completed your studies through a pandemic, which speaks to your perseverance and "can do" attitude! Best wishes to you in your future endeavours!
Abigail Head, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations on your achievements! Enjoy your summer.
Terri Kettner, Staff, Vice-President Academic and Research Office
Congratulations to all our graduates!
Tanya Ray, Staff, Human Services
Congratulations to all Educational Assistant Certificate graduates. This year has been challenging and stressful, yet despite this you have completed and succeeded! We hope your career as an EA is fulfilling and exciting and wish you all the best in the future!
Christine Gurlitz, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations to all students! This past year has been filled with detours and has required the reinvention of our day to day activities - be proud of your achievements!
Dr. Luc Boyer, Staff, President's Office
Congratulations, GPRC Grads of 2021. We are so very proud of you. Now, a new chapter begins. The worst of COVID will soon be behind us. Use the skills you have learned: be patient and do persevere. Opportunities are truly around the corner. Look for them. Keep growing, keep learning, and stay connected with your GPRC alumni family!
Deena Honan, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
Well done on the completion of your years of education! Congratulations to the graduating Nursing Class of 2021. What an interesting year to be a nursing student with the constraints of the pandemic. You have had an incredible experience and will be able to carry that knowledge with you into the future. I wish you all the best, the sky is the limit!
Kirsten Clark, Staff, Human Services
Graduates... You've kept showing up. You've kept participating. You've kept learning. You've persevered through many difficulties. And that is incredible. Congratulations!
Lauren Hale-Miller, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
Congratulations 2021 Graduates - you did it! Enjoy the next chapter.
Breianne Renyk, Staff, Business and Office Administration
Congratulations on pushing through the weirdest school year ever! I can't wait to see what you all achieve in your careers. You guys are all so amazing, be sure to enjoy this moment!
Susan Moodle, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
I am so incredibly proud of our Nursing graduates. Although it is a stressful time to be a nurse, never in history have nurses been more needed and valued. The stories you will have to tell your children/grandchildren about how you graduated in the middle of a global pandemic. Keep learning and keep being kind!
Dwayne Head, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
To all the GPRC Grads of 2021, Congratulations. You, more than any other graduating class has had to persevere through more than anyone could have imagined. You had to endure a pandemic, isolation, and drastic changes in delivery models. Yet, you met all the challenges and now you get to hold your heads high as GPRC graduates. Congratulations just doesn't seem enough, but we are proud of you. Take care always.
Theresa Suderman, Staff, Human Services
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! You faced some obstacles and challenges but managed to stay the course and cross the finish line. We are proud of you. All the best in your amazing futures!
Shelly Hegge, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations to new opportunities open to you with the diploma you now hold as proof of your diligence, knowledge, and skills. Welcome to the GPRC Alumni family.
Fabio Minozzo, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
Kudos to all newly grads! I am proud of being part of your history! Fabio
Tracy King, Staff, Nursing Education and Health
Congratulations to all the graduates! My special greetings go to the nursing graduates of 2021! You overcame more than most nursing students have in about 100 years! Take a moment to recognize your hard work and to feel the anticipation and excitement of stepping into a new career. Welcome to nursing, thank you for caring!
John Rowe, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations on your graduation! It has been a very difficult year, but you've made it. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of you as you have made use of the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre as students, as part of our casual staff, as performers, or as audience members. We have missed all but a very few of you, who had classes in the theatre, over the last year, but look forward to seeing you again in the future. Once again, congratulations!
Samuel Hasenclever, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations on taking the first few steps into a better future! Keep your head up and don't stop striving for your best.
Thomas Slifka, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
Congratulations to the Class of 2021. Now it's time to continue to pursue your dreams, forge new pathways, and to leave your mark on the world. You got this!
Lisa Hollis, Staff, Community Relations
You've made it! The dedication and perseverance you've demonstrated to achieve this goal despite the challenges over the past couple years, will serve you well as you begin your next chapter. Be proud of your accomplishments!
Bill Bradley, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
Well done on your accomplishment. I hope you continue this success into whatever field you pursue next.
Wendy Knox, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations on this major milestone, be sure to stay connected to GPRC and share all the amazing opportunities that come your way.
Nicole Bowes, Staff, Student Services
Congratulations 2021 Graduates! Not only have you completed a major milestone, but you have done so during an unprecedented and challenging time. Be proud of yourselves and the incredible things that you have done and will go on to do.
Breanna Gouschuk, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations to all of the 2021 GPRC graduates on their incredible achievement!
Krista Mitchell, Staff, Sport, Fitness and Wellness
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Best of luck with your future endeavors.
Danielle Smith, Staff, Community Relations
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Be proud of your accomplishments, and set your sights on your next mountain to climb. You will do great things. Welcome to the GPRC Alumni family.