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NSCC to celebrate unique graduating Class of 2020 virtually on November 7

November 03, 2020 – Media Release

Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Class of 2020 will be honoured in a convocation ceremony as unique as its graduates on Saturday (Nov 7) at 3 p.m. 
 
The ceremony will be a virtual event shared online. Attendees will hear from Nova Scotia Premier Stephen MacNeil, NSCC President Don Bureaux and 15 campus valedictorians with special appearances by two of our celebrated alum, Neon Dreams and Ria Mae.
 
“While the year was filled with challenges that changed how we learn, study, work and how we view the world, it also stirred us to innovate, to create change,” says Bureaux. “I am so proud of our students for their spirit, commitment, resilience and determination.”  
 
This year, NSCC launched a new career supports hub with access to training, resources, and networks – to help graduates as they navigate their transition into the workforce. 
 
NSCC’s Class of 2020 is made up of over 4,500 graduates who earned their credentials between June and October. Credential packages have been mailed to each graduate. The virtual convocation on November 7 will create the first opportunity to come together as a full NSCC community with friends, family and supporters to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2020 for their achievements and the tremendous work they invested to realize their hopes, dreams and goals. 
 
NSCC Student Associations, in partnership with the College, will honour the Class of 2020 by planting of a red spruce tree at each campus. The red spruce is the official tree of Nova Scotia chosen as such because of its strength and resilience - befitting of this year’s graduates. 

More information, including a list of graduates, valedictorians and major award winners, can be found at www.nscc.ca/convocation   

About NSCC  

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 130 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; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 91% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. 

For more information

Danielle MacDougall, Communications Advisor, NSCC
902-430-7972,   

Niki Toomey, Communications Advisor, NSCC
902-476-1004,