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Virtual convocation May 28th at Lethbridge College

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Things are all set for what will certainly be a unique graduation ceremony at Lethbridge College.

A virtual, online convocation takes place next Friday, May 28th. Students graduating will be able to watch from home by going to the college website or its social media channels.

Lethbridge College had originally planned for a drive-thru grad this year, but that all changed due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across southern Alberta.

President, Dr. Paula Burns says this convocating class is a special one, having been the only class in college history to have ever completed the bulk of their programming online in the midst of a global pandemic.

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“In addition to building skills in their programs, they have learned adaptability and resilience skills that will last a lifetime. We look forward to fully celebrating our graduates in a safe and interactive manner,” said Burns.

The college will recognize over 1,100 graduates this year, with 312 receiving honours and 22 earning honours with great distinction.

Graduates and their families can learn more about the 2021 online Spring Convocation ceremony as it gets closer to May 28 at lethbridgecollege.ca/convocation.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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