Algoma University celebrated the graduation of 30 students from its Brampton extension this past weekend at the Fall 2015 Convocation Ceremony, held at the Brampton Golf Club.
University Chancellor Shirley Horn conferred degrees on students who successfully completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program. Since the extension’s first Fall Convocation ceremony in 2012, approximately 80 students have completed degrees at Algoma U’s Brampton extension.
“Our programs in Brampton and Timmins have provided university opportunities for students in their own backyards, without the additional expense of relocating to go to school,” said Dr. Craig Chamberlin, President and Vice Chancellor of Algoma University. “Although we welcome these students to attend our larger convocation ceremony in Sault Ste. Marie, we recognize that this is an occasion students want to celebrate with family and friends. Having the convocation ceremony in Brampton makes this a special day for our students and demonstrates our strong affiliation for the Brampton community.”
Roy Levy-Harari was the recipient of the Convocation Award, presented to the graduating student with the highest overall academic achievement.
Sohail Saeed, the Director of Economic Development and Tourism with the City of Brampton, was this year’s Honourary Speaker, delivering an inspiring convocation address to all in attendance. Also in attendance was Dr. Richard McCutcheon who assumed the role of Academic Dean for Algoma University this past winter as well as a number of number of staff, administration, and faculty members from the Department of Business and Economics.
Currently, over 100 undergraduate business students are studying at Algoma’s Brampton extension focussing on the areas accounting, human resource management and marketing.