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Summerside, June 25, 2018
– Collège de l’Île’s second 2018 graduation ceremony was held to recognize students from the bilingual administrative, early childhood educator and youth worker programs with certificates and diplomas.

These new bilingual professionals distinguished themselves by their engagement in pursuing postsecondary education in French in Prince Edward Island, by their efforts in the classroom and their dedication during on-the-job training. These professionals already contribute to the vitality of the Acadian and Francophone community.

“The Collège is proud to contribute to strengthening the provincial workforce,” said Collège de l’Île president, Donald DesRoches. “The Collège is known for its impressive graduation rate and ready access to employment for its graduates. This cohort is no exception as most are already employed in their trained profession.”

A recent study conducted for the 2016-2017 period showed that the impact of the increased earnings of Collège de l’Île’s alumni and output of the businesses they work for equates to 4.4. million in added income across the province. This is a significant contribution by the Collège to the Island’s economic prosperity.

Numerous prizes were given during the graduation ceremony including the President’s Award, the Governor General’s Academic Medal, the Business Sector Merit Award sponsored by the Évangéline-Central Credit Union and the Health and Humanities Merit Award sponsored by the Club Richelieu Évangéline.
 
Governor General’s Academic Medal and President’s Award

Chelsey Wright, Youth Worker Program

Merit Award – business sector*

Sabrina Frew, Bilingual Administrative Assistant Program

Merit Award – health and humanities sector*

Tasha Gallant, Early Childhood Educator Program

*This award is sponsored by Évangéline-Central Credit Union.

** This award is sponsored by the Club Richelieu Évangéline.

Seated row: Tasha Gallant (early childhood educator), Robbie Gallant (youth worker), Émilie Le Guellec (bilingual administrative assistant)
Standing row: Chantal Arsenault (early childhood educator), Chelsey Wright (youth worker), Sabrina Frew (bilingual administrative assistant), Janice Bernard (youth worker)