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Northern Lakes College Celebrates Convocation 2024

Posted on Jun 7, 2024

Slave Lake, Alberta (June 7, 2024): Northern Lakes College celebrated 915 graduates at Convocation 2024 at the Multi Recreation Centre in Slave Lake on June 7.

President & CEO, Dr. Glenn Mitchell, and Board of Governors’ Chair, Barry Sharkawi, led the graduate procession with Charlie Orr, Chair of the Peerless Lake Community Education Committee opening the ceremony with a prayer. Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Michelle Mitchell, welcomed graduates and attendees and provided introductions for the platform party, board members, and dignitaries in attendance.

Dr. Glenn Mitchell delivered the congratulatory address, recognizing graduates for the courage needed to pursue educational endeavours and for the perseverance, commitment, and hard work required to succeed in their programs.

Those of us who have engaged with you from the beginning have watched you grow in your knowledge, your abilities, and your skills and we are so proud of you today. You see, at Northern Lakes College, “counting our success one student at a time” is not just a cliché; it’s not just something that we say. It is what we believe and live every day. Truly, the success of each and every individual student matters to us.
Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO, Northern Lakes College

Chief Alex Pavcek of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service delivered the keynote address and accepted the 2024 Friend of Northern Lakes College Award on behalf of the Fire Service. Valedictorian, Jessica Parker, delivered the student address and President of the NLC Students’ Association, Katie Perepeletza, brought greetings.

On the evening of Thursday, June 6, a traditional capping and pinning ceremony marked the completion of the Practical Nurse program with 67 graduates from across the service region. During the candlelight ceremony, each nursing student was presented with a nursing cap and pin.


About Northern Lakes College
Northern Lakes College (NLC) provides flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. With accessibility as a cornerstone value, we provide quality educational programs and services. NLC’s innovative Supported Distance Learning (SDL) and Supported Distance Teaching (SDT) models include unique online delivery options such as NLC LIVE Online™ and NLC Anytime, Anywhere. SDL provides learners with the flexibility to balance work, home, and education, so that they can continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

For additional information contact:
Rachel Ouellette
Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Office of the President
Northern Lakes College