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Just one week after presiding over seven Convocation ceremonies at Brock, President Jack Lightstone was once again back on stage addressing a group of graduating students.
Only this time, it was after receiving an honorary degree in Applied Studies from Niagara College.
Lightstone received the degree in recognition of his accomplishments as a leader in post-secondary education, his active role and impact on economic development in Niagara, and the important partnerships and collaborations he has helped foster between the University and Niagara College.
“This is a singular honour, especially coming from Niagara College, arguably the best college in the Ontario system,” said Lightstone. “It's one with which I've had the privilege of working with in ongoing efforts to build bridges to offer students better education opportunities, and to serve the development of the Niagara region, Ontario and Canada.”
Lightstone was presented with the honour at the College’s Wednesday afternoon ceremony — one of eight taking place this week at the school’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.
According to the College, the honorary degree is awarded to individuals whose accomplishments are of such a high degree of excellence that they can be held up as role models, serving as an inspiration to graduates and the College community.
With almost 3,000 students set to receive their diplomas, degrees or certificates throughout the week, this is the biggest convocation ever at Niagara College.