Augustana’s Spring 2014 Convocation
Posted on June 17, 2014 by Tia Lalani
On June 1, we celebrated our Convocation: check out our photo gallery and listen to Dr. Roger Milbrandt’s Convocation Address!
On Sunday, June 1, we celebrated our Convocation for 158 graduates of the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus.
The day started with a Worship Service, continued through a lunch honouring Augustana’s Medal Winners, then moved into the Gymnasium for the Convocation itself. Our newly-minted graduates paused for a Class Photo and planted their 2014 Grad Class Tree, then visited with friends and family during the Alumni Tea before posing for photos around campus.
We were delighted to welcome a very special Convocation Speaker this year. Dr. Roger Milbrandt has taught English at Augustana for nearly 40 years. In recognition of his years of service – and to the delight of many of our graduates, staff, and alumni – Roger was invited to deliver the Convocation Address.
“We know that no matter how the world changes, no matter how dramatically future technological developments alter the conditions of our lives, the ability to draw reasonable conclusions on the basis of a judicious collection and examination of evidence and to then communicate those conclusions will never be obsolete. We know also that no matter how far you travel you will not find a spot on the globe where these abilities are irrelevant.”
You can watch his address.
You can read his words: Roger Milbrandt Convocation Address.
Please enjoy this sample of photos from the day. If you would like higher-resolution photos for print, or to inquire about other photos from Sunday, please email Christopher Thrall.
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