Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates graduates at Prince Albert convocation

Faculty and staff, family and friends celebrate the perseverance, dedication and accomplishments of Prince Albert campus students

June 7, 2018 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates along with award recipients at the Prince Albert campus convocation. Almost 900 students have been invited to attend Prince Albert convocation.

“Convocation is one of the most important milestones in a person’s life,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “It is a time to recognize the hard work, commitment and sacrifice students make to reach their goals and realize their dreams. We are extremely proud of this year’s graduating class and of our award recipients. Sask Polytech graduates have a reputation for their strong work ethic, applied learning and problem-solving skills, qualities that will serve them well as they embark on meaningful and rewarding careers.”

Some graduates and community members will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the province.

Derek McGuin will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Medal for the highest average in the Prince Albert campus Adult 12 program.

Each year, Sask Polytech offers one Outstanding Citizenship Award for a student at each campus. This award recognizes a student who inspires and encourages others to make positive changes. Jesse White, Media Arts Production student, is our 2018 Student Outstanding Citizenship Award recipient.

Sask Polytech will award an honorary diploma to Frank Dunn, entrepreneur and owner of the Toyota dealership in Prince Albert. Dunn was a competitive diver in his youth and was an alternate diver on the 1976 Olympic team. His passion for the sport led him to become both a diving and a gymnastics coach in Prince Albert, as well as in Calgary, where he attended university. He continues to support the Frank Dunn Triathlon, which he created in 1982, making it one of the longest running triathlons in Western Canada. In 2015, Dunn was recognized by the Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce as the Legacy Award recipient.

People wanting to view the livestream of the Prince Albert convocation ceremony are invited to visit:

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremonies.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 
Time: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Location: E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, 142 - 12th Street West, Prince Albert, SK

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.