Faculty and students from Pacific Coast University of Workplace Health Sciences held a convocation ceremony via Zoom for the first multi-student bachelor’s program graduates on Oct. 22.
Graduates of the 2021 Bachelor of Disability Management program are: Laura Elizabeth Harrison, Sylvie Leblanc, Tara A. Locke, Sean David Magnussen, Frances’s S. Massaquoi, Ashley Anna O’Neill and Brett Donald Edward Smith. While the learning institution is based in Port Alberni, students came from all over.
“This is a tremendous day for all of us,” said Sari Sairanen from the PCU-WHS board of governors. “The world of work is changing and we need transformation…you will be those change makers,” she said to the graduating class.
This was the second convocation ceremony for PCU-WHS: Shanna Ramm was the first-ever graduate of a degree program, celebrating virtually in 2020. She enrolled in the degree program in 2015 and completed her studies through the university’s flexible distance-learning approach. Ramm was a guest at the virtual ceremony for the second convocation.
“For all of us here today this is not our first career,” valedictorian O’Neill said. “Our futures are bright. Many of us are already working in the field or hoping to work in it” or are continuing with their education, she said.