Augustana Campus celebrates 2013 Spring Convocation
Posted on June 3, 2013 by Tia Lalani
On Sunday, June 2, Augustana celebrated our 180 Spring Convocation graduates.
The day started with a Baccalaureate Worship Service in the Chapel, followed by a private awards ceremony in the Roger Epp Conference Room for Augustana’s Medal Winners and our Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. Sharon Butala. Lunch was served in the cafeteria, and then our graduates and faculty were gowned before the afternoon’s ceremony.
Following greetings from the U of President, Chancellor, Board of Governors and the Province of Alberta, Dr. Sharon Butala addressed the graduates.
Finding and following that inner drive is a strange thing, a difficult thing, a puzzling thing. I guess what I’m trying to tell you is that to try not to let “making a living,” or being a success, overwhelm you, possess you entirely, but leave room for that creative urge that lives inside all of us and will express itself in myriad ways if we allow it. To stifle it completely, is to stifle the soul.
Dr. Sharon Butala, Honorary Doctor of Letters
Our graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. We celebrated a number of Honour Cords for students achieving a GPA of over 3.5 on the University’s 4.0-scale, as well as several Eagle Feathers awarded to Aboriginal and Metis students who elected to receive them.
After the Convocation Ceremony, our graduates had their Class Photo taken in the Faith & Life Chapel, and then representatives planted the 2013 Class Tree along College Way. Graduates and guests were all welcome to join us for the Alumni Tea while they browsed degree frames, photo frames and picked up their Graduate Bell-Ringing Photos.
Please browse through the photo gallery below: feel free to identify people in the pictures and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for copies of photos taken that day.
Congratulations to our graduating Class of 2013!
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