Today's Convocation Ceremonies for Coast Mountain College's Prince Rupert campus will bring a large parade of graduating students across the stage, and for some the day will herald a long delayed opportunity to celebrate their academic success.
The 2022 convocation marks the first opportunity for a large gathering for the Prince Rupert campus of Coast Mountain College since the calendar displayed 2019, today's much anticipated event set to hail the graduates from 2019-2022.
College officials and staff members at the Prince Rupert campus have spent months working out the details for today's event which will salute the students who will receive degrees, diplomas or certificates following studies from close to forty programs offered by Coast Mountain College.
Convocation Day in Prince Rupert will follow much the same blue print as the recent Coast Mountain College Convocations in Terrace and Smithers, the day will feature remarks from officials, the parade of graduates, presentation of awards and addresses from college officials and student representatives.
Some of the students that are listed in today's convocation program have moved on to further their studies elsewhere, or entered the work force and won't be in attendance today.
However, the combined list of those that could be crossing over the stage this afternoon numbers in the hundreds which could make today's convocation the largest one for Coast Mountain College in Prince Rupert in years.
For the students and their families today marks the completion of another step in their journey of life, some come from the Prince Rupert area, others from across British Columbia, Canada and with a growing International program at Coast Mountain College, many of the graduates today come from nations far from Canada's shores.
For all today will be special and for some it also could serve as the first opportunity for a family reunion since the days of COVID, with some of the students welcoming their families to Prince Rupert.
A place which for many was once just a location on a map, but became a community that they have called home for the duration of their studies.
The college and community today serving in the role of host for all to launch their dreams for the future.
The Coast Mountain College Convocation takes place at 1 PM this afternoon.
You can follow the Coast Mountain College social media streams for updates on the day and at some point a collection of photos of a day long anticipated and finally arrived.
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