Reflecting on excellence and honoring success at the 2024 Convocation

June 5, 2024

Reflecting on excellence and honoring success at the 2024 Convocation

As graduates and their families gathered for the 2024 NorQuest College convocation, you could feel the joy across all three ceremonies  that were held over May 30 - 31, at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

This year's graduating class was one of the largest in the college's history, with over 1000 students receiving their certificates and diplomas.

The positive impact of NorQuest graduates

NorQuest students come from diverse backgrounds and are at different stages in their careers, often juggling work, family, and other priorities with their studies. This makes convocation even more special as they walk across their stage in front of their peers, friends and families. The moving addresses from the college's president and dignitaries praised the graduates for their hard work and dedication and encouraged graduates to use their education to make a positive impact in their communities and the province at large.

President’s Medal Winner: Oluwakemi Bankole

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma graduate Oluwakemi Bankole was honoured with the 2024 President’s medal. The President’s Medal recognizes a student leader who consistently models academic achievement, student citizenship, and involvement in NorQuest College. Recipients are nominated by program chairs and selected by a committee. Kemi excelled in her studies and practicum and managed to show leadership skills and genuine care for children and vulnerable youth and the homeless outside the classroom. She demonstrated this through volunteering at Start2Finish and Reconcile Ministry.

Honorary diplomas recipients 2024 

Honorary diplomas were conferred to three very deserving candidates: entrepreneur Zahra Somani, Dr. Lewis Cardinal who is an awarded communicator and educator, and academic and clinician Dr. Jasneet Parmar. The Honorary Diploma recognizes distinguished citizens who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to NorQuest and the communities the college serves or have demonstrated excellence in upholding the values and/or mission of NorQuest College.

Read the full profiles here.

An extra special thank you to the vendors, organizing partners, NorQuest Board of Governors and to all the NorQuest employees that supported the smooth running of the event making it so special for our graduating students.

Carolyn Campbell standing next to Kemi Bankole the President’s medal winner Indigenous man shaking hand with female student in red robe Students in red robes sitting facing stage Group of diverse students in red robes sitting watching stage