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Dryden campus graduates recognized at 2012 convocation

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
Confederation College's Dryden Campus Award of Excellence was bestowed upon Paramedic Program student Ryan Daubney. Daubney also won the Academic Award of Excellence for his program.


Thirty-seven students from the Confederation College Dryden Campus, crossed the stage June 14 at the 2012 Convocation Ceremony, to signify and celebrate the completion of their academic programs.

This group joins the over 1353 students who are graduating from Confederation College this year from across northwestern Ontario.

Confederation College President, Jim Madder presided over the ceremony.

“Graduates should be very proud of themselves for their accomplishments,” said Madder. “Ceremonies like these signify completion of hard work, dedication, and a keen understanding of the skills and knowledge that will transition them successfully into the workforce.”

Ryan Daubney, who graduated from the Dryden Campus Paramedic program, was the recipient of the Academic Award of Excellence and the Campus Award of Excellence. He has since gained employment with the Kenora District Services Board.

The Governor General’s Award recipient, for the second year in a row, was Jamie Caione, from the Thunder Bay campus, who graduated from the three-year Business Administration – Human Resources program with a 4.0 GPA. This award is presented annually to the student that has achieved the highest academic standing in the final year of a diploma level post-secondary program earning an average of 80 per cent or better. This is the first time in the history of the college that the same person has won the award two consecutive years in a row.

The graduation ceremony was attended by family and friends as well as staff and faculty from Confederation College.


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