GPRC honoured the achievements of their latest graduates of the Fairview campus this weekend in a packed auditorium. The total graduating class is approximately 430 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
This year’s Valedictorian was Motorcycle Mechanic Certificate graduate, Ines Gerber. Gerber who has completed her GPRC credentials with academic excellence was honoured to represent her fellow classmates.
“College is so much more than gaining knowledge to ignite your career,” said Gerber. “It is also an opportunity for all of us to gain independence and explore new and exciting experiences. College has given us the freedom to realize our true callings in life and opening our eyes for whatever else may come,” said Gerber.
In her inspiring speech, she left her fellow classmates with this before congratulating the Class of 2017.
“I hope you all continue creating new goals and dreams for yourselves,” concluded Gerber. “Never give up on yourselves even when a weld is not perfect, an animal is not improving its health, an engine will not start… Always remember to tell yourself ‘it is just one day and tomorrow will be better’.”
Before graduating students, family members and honorary guests in attendance of convocation left the auditorium to enjoy some mingle time at the President’s Tea in GPRC Fairview’s atrium, GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk addressed the graduates.
“Our students continue to amaze us with their personal and academic accomplishments,” said Gnatiuk. “We are exceptionally proud of each and every one of these graduates as they go off in pursuit of their life dreams. We thank them for choosing GPRC to begin their academic journeys with. We know each and every one of them are a vital part of a better future for all of us.”
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