Drs. John Poulsen and Nancy Grigg leading the traditional convocation walk down the University of Lethbridge hill (Faculty of Education, Legacy Magazine archive, 2017)
Dear Class of 2021, because of our current circumstances graduation is different for you. You are convocating in a timeline unique. This pandemic threw you countless curveballs, didn't it? But it also revealed the depth of your creativity, vision, invention, character, and resilient heart. These are words we've all heard before. But at this moment in history as you graduate and venture forward, these words—which are more than mere platitudes as presented here—for you Class of 2021, these words ring true. Each of you, so bright with authenticity and hope.
You have come through your academic journey navigating the challenges of this global pandemic. Most of you were caught mid-practicum shifting, adapting, and classroom-managing via both online and in-person. You contributed to creating a healthier classroom, teaching those aha moments, applied theory to practice in ground-breaking ways, and served as student teachers who brilliantly applied both head and heart. How can we express how proud we are of you?
We are SO proud of you Class of 2021!
Why become a teacher? Who inspired? What lessons learned? Here are some voices from the Class of 2021:
• Sara Bieniada (BMgt/BEd ‘21)
• Ashley Hoisington (BA/BEd ‘21)
• Dominique Point du Jour (BEd '21)
We'd also like to take this time to congratulate our annual award recipients. You may find their stories here:
• Faculty of Education Gold Medal: Lacey Rose (BEd ‘21)
• Alberta Teachers' Association William Aberhart Award: Sophia Larney (BEd ‘21)
• Faculty of Education Grad Studies Medal of Merit: Kathryn Desrochers (BSc/BEd ’13, MEd ’21)
Convocation 2021 Celebration Centre ow.ly/Yqpf50F8HJe
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
Stay in Touch
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In the future, we hope to see you as teacher mentors to our students!
We would be honoured if you would consider having one our student teachers learn in your classroom. More info about becoming a teacher associate here.
Can alumni borrow Curriculum Laboratory materials? Yes, and more here.
Faculty of Education Graduate Studies & Research Twitter: @ULethEduGrad
Faculty of Education website here.
Become a Teacher video stories here.
A collection of stories about the Faculty of Education here.
Keep your contact information up to date with Alumni Relations. The folks in Alumni Relations have all sorts of benefits and events to keep you involved in the uLethbridge family and it helps us all stay connected.
For more information please contact:
Dean's Office • Faculty of Education
University of Lethbridge
Learn more about the Faculty of Education: Legacy Magazine (2008-2019)
Twitter: @ULethbridgeEdu #ULethEd
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