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NLC Convocation 2020 Impacted by Pandemic

Posted on May 8, 2020

Slave Lake, Alberta (May 8, 2020): With mass gathering restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the announcement by the province that such restrictions will remain in place for some time, the Northern Lakes College graduating class of 2020 has opted to postpone their celebration until it can occur in a face-to-face manner. To that end, all 2020 graduates will be invited to the College’s Convocation 2021 celebration.

“Convocation is the event where we recognize all of the hard work and sacrifices that lead to students’ accomplishments! It is with sadness that we realized there would be no possibility of hosting a live event this June. We look forward to celebrating the NLC class of 2020 next year,” comments Ann Everatt, President & CEO of Northern Lakes College.

The traditional Capping & Pinning ceremony for Practical Nurse graduates has also been postponed. The class of 2020 will be invited to the 2021 Capping & Pinning ceremony.

The Convocation was originally scheduled for June 5 in Peace River.

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For additional information contact:

Rachel Ouellette
Acting Director, External Relations
Northern Lakes College