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NSCC celebrates over 4,000 graduates across province

May. 31, 2024 – Media Release

Halifax, N.S. -- Over 4,000 students will graduate from Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) during 21 convocation ceremonies taking place across the province from June 3 to 14, 2024.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed at and will also be available on YouTube in the days following the event.

“As a College community, we couldn’t be more excited to think of the incredible potential within the more than 4,000 graduates crossing the stage through our many ceremonies this year,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “What a tremendous impact they are going to make in their sector, in their community and beyond.”

In addition to the awarding of credentials, 23 students will be honoured as valedictorians. A full list of names and profiles for each valedictorian can be found at

Five outstanding Nova Scotians will also be presented with honorary diplomas — the highest form of recognition presented by NSCC. Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to the community and the College.

The 2024 honorary diploma recipients are:

  • Annie Johnson | Director, Administration, Unama'ki of Natural Resources
    School of Technology and Environment, Strait Area Campus, June 6, 5 pm
  • Krista Langille | Red seal welder, Irving Shipbuilding
    School of Trades and Transportation, Akerley Campus, June 14, 2 pm
  • Mike Johnston | President and CEO, REDspace
    School of Technology and Environment, IT Campus, June 11, 10 am
  • Sandra McKenzie | Co-founder, Forge Institute
    School of Access, Education and Language, Ivany Campus, June 13, 2 pm
  • Virginia ‘Ginny’ Smith | Educator, Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame inductee
    School of Health and Human Services, Burridge Campus, June 4, 5 pm

About Nova Scotia Community College 

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; and Trades and Transportation. These reflect Nova Scotia’s labour market needs and opportunities. An annual survey of NSCC graduates shows that 92% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 93% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information 

Makayla Jodrey, Communication Associate, NSCC