Northern Lights College held their Fort St John convocation Thursday.
144 students participated in the ceremony which was held at the Fort St John Curling Club and included speeches from MLA Dan Davies, Chief Judy Desjarlais of the Blueberry First Nations, and Todd Bondaroff NLC President and CEO.
Krista Helen Flood was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Helen is graduating with a Diplomas in Early Childhood Education and Care, Achieving an overall grade point average of 4.33 out of a possible 4.33.
Meesha Beaulieu is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal Program for Inclusion, Democracy, and Reconciliation. According to officials, Meesha continues her calling to further reconciliation in her new position of Indigenous Cultural Assistant at Northern Lights College, helping support Indigenous student success and Indigenization and reconciliation learning opportunities with non-Indigenous students and staff.
Jannah Kohlman received the Honorary Associate of Arts Degree and is the Executive Director of the Nawican Friendship Centre in Dawson Creek. Kohlman was recently chosen as a top candidate to attend the world’s first custom MBA in Advancing Reconciliation, co-created and delivered through a partnership with BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business according to officials.