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Fall Convocation 2014

Mount Royal's Triple Gym was brimming with pride - and a good many graduands - on Nov. 7 as the University presented its largest ever convocation class for fall.

A total of 282 students returned to Mount Royal to receive their parchments, which represented more than half of the total graduating class of Fall 2014.

Kathryn Shailer, Provost and Vice-President Academic, suggested the record turnout speaks to the tremendous pride Mount Royal students have in their alma mater.

"Please know that we are equally proud to welcome you to our growing alumni family," said Shailer, PhD. "I hope that each of you will continue to cultivate your affiliation with Mount Royal as you embark on the next chapter of your life."

President David Docherty started his speech by thanking Jim Campbell, vice-chair of the Board of Governors, for serving as master of ceremonies for the first time. Docherty, PhD, also thanked honorary degree recipient and former Board Chair Richard Shaw for his outstanding service to the University.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Bissett School of Business
  • Faculty of Communication Studies
  • Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension
  • Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Faculty of Science and Technology

Valedictorian - Tia Maxted
Public Relations graduate and valedictorian Tia Maxted sets example of Mount Royal's "strong, positive and educated citizens." She was a strong student representative, having achieved success both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Honorary Degree - Richard Shaw
Richard Shaw was appointed to the Board of Governors in August 2006 and designated Board Chair in December 2010. He supported Mount Royal during many major events during his time on the Board, including the Centennial Celebrations, the appointment of current president, David Docherty, and the groundbreaking of the Conservatory and Bella Concert Hall.
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Professor Emeritus - Vettivelu Nallainayagam
For Mount Royal's newest professor emeritus Vettivelu Nallainayagam, education is the single most important investment any person can make. It's a message that the associate professor has ingrained in the hundreds of students he taught during his 25-year tenure at Mount Royal.
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