Over 1,770 Durham College graduates are prepared to lead the way following 2022 Fall Convocation

On Thursday, October 27, graduates from eight faculties, including the first cohorts from the new Pharmaceutical Science and Environmental Health and Safety Management programs, received their post-secondary credentials during Fall Convocation. Family, friends, Durham College (DC) employees and a guest speaker celebrated graduates at the Tribute Communities Centre, acknowledging their achievements and instilling words of encouragement and inspiration throughout two ceremonies.

“As the class of 2022 embarks on their new future, we are just as proud and excited as they are” said Dr. Elaine Popp, Executive Vice-President, Academic. “We know they have developed the skills and hands-on expertise to surpass their goals. We wish them all the best as they begin their careers and we look forward to seeing the types of leaders they grow into.”

Alumnus Thao Nghiem, a 2018 graduate of DC’s Music Business Administration program addressed the graduating class. Thao is the co-director of the Oshawa Music Awards (OMAs) and co-founder of the Vietnam Music Industry Network (VMIN). Combining a passion for business with her dedication to celebrating music and talent, Thao has spent the last five years making meaningful connections on campus at DC and in the community.

In her remarks to the graduates, she encouraged them to challenge themselves by starting something new, being of service to others, making mistakes, learning to love themselves, and striving to impact the lives of others.

“It was an absolute honour to be the guest speaker at Durham College’s 2022 Fall Convocation.” said Thao Nghiem. “Not too long ago I was sitting in the exact same place as our grads, wondering what life would be like as I embarked on my post-DC journey. “I am grateful for the experience I gained at DC and the opportunity to give back to the school and now, my fellow alumni.”

A total of 1,779 graduates from the Faculties of Business; Hospitality & Horticulture; Media, Art & Design; Science, Engineering & Information Technology; Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship; Health Sciences; Liberal Studies; Social & Community Services; and Professional & Part-time Learning received their diplomas and certificates this fall.

For more information about Fall Convocation, including links to videos of each ceremony, visit www.durhamcollege.ca/convocation.