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Northshore, Greenstone and Wawa Campus Graduates Recognized at 2017 Convocation

June 16, 2017
Community News
Campus: Geraldton, Marathon, Wawa
Confederation College Northshore, Greenstone & Wawa Campus Convocation 2017

MARATHON, ON, June 22, 2017 – 7 students from the Confederation College Northshore Campus – Marathon, 3 students form the Greenstone Campus – Geraldton and 2 students from the Wawa Campus crossed the stage today at the 2017 Convocation Ceremony, to signify and celebrate the completion of their academic programs. This year’s ceremony was particularly significant as Confederation College is celebrating its 50th Anniversary year.

Local graduates join the over 1500 students graduating from Confederation College this year from across northwestern Ontario.

Confederation College President Jim Madder, presided over the ceremonies. “This represents a significant crossroad for our students as they continue on in the pursuit of their dreams,” he said. “We are extremely proud of our students for all that they have accomplished. We wish them continued success as they move forward into the next phase of their individual journeys and remind them that Confederation will always be there to support them.”

Robyn Augustine, graduating from the Office Administration program, and Dario Verin, graduating from the Business – Accounting program were two of the College’s successful graduates. (See backgrounder). Verin was the recipient of the Academic Award of Excellence for the Marathon campus’ Business – Accounting program and the Campus Award of Excellence.

Another successful graduate was Darian Lacroix, who was the recipient of the Academic Award of Excellence for the Wawa campus’ Business – Accounting program and the Campus Award of Excellence.

The Governor General’s Award recipient was Seija McKay, from the Thunder Bay campus, who graduated from the two-year Tourism – Travel and Eco-Adventure 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 postsecondary program earning an average of 80% or better.

Today’s graduation ceremony was attended by family and friends, as well as staff and faculty from Confederation College. Confederation’s convocation ceremonies wrap up today.

Confederation College Northshore, Greenstone & Wawa Campus Convocation 2017

Back row L to R (all graduates unless otherwise noted):
Taylor Matheson, Darian Lecroix, Dawn Brown, Jennifer Betts, Brianna Fortin, Dario Verin, Shawna Fedoruk (Alumni Rep), Robyn Augustine, Julia Godin, Cassandra Lemay

Front row L to R (members of the Platform Party, from Confederation College unless otherwise noted):
Jodi Connor, Anne Renaud, Patti Pella, Jim Madder, Eric Rutherford, Chantal Gingras (Municipal Rep)


Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.

Confederation College is proudly celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:

Anne Renaud, Dean, School of Access and Success, and Director, Northshore, Greenstone and Wawa Campuses 
Cell: (807) 275-9415 E-mail:

Ashleigh Quarrell, Communications Consultant
Ph: (807) 475-6565, Cell: (807) 632-5296, E-mail:

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