Time flies by when you’re having fun. It’s hard for students to think about practical exams and mannequin work when graduation is around the corner. Throughout the month of May, the Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Red Deer, Saskatoon and Winnipeg MC College campuses each held a Spring Graduation to celebrate and recognize the achievements of their graduates.
On May 10th, I went to Red Deer’s Spring Graduation and got to experience what their grad was all about. The banquet hall was filled with friends, families, industry partners and faculty. From sky high stilettos to glitzy nails and big hair, the Hairstyling and Esthetics students were the superstars of the evening as they danced their way to the stage to their graduation song: Happy by Pharrell William. Throughout the night, toasts to Graduates, Staff, and Students’ families and friends were made.
A picture slide show of the students played in the background, while graduates and their friends and families took selfies and group pictures at the photo booth (search #mcgrad on Instagram for more pictures!). The evening also included an awards ceremony, dinner and dance. Academic, Creative and the Frank Cairo award were a few of the awards that were handed out.
The Frank Cairo Award is given to the student who best represents the qualities of: Commitment, Integrity and Respect. These qualities were the basis of Frank Cairo’s success in the industry. Congratulations to the following students who received this prestigious award:
Sasakatoon: Taylor Sproxton and Jay-Lynn Zerebesky
Calgary: Sarah Petersen and Kassandra Delainey
Winnipeg: Kara Larkin
Kelowna: Amy Paxman
Red Deer: Erin Barchuk and Beth Talbot
Edmonton: Chelsea Wells
Fun awards such as: biggest hair, most fashionable and the most talkative person were also handed out.
MC College hosts two graduation events at each campus every year. The graduation allows the graduates, their friends and families, and the faculty and industry to come together to celebrate and recognize their achievements.
For more pictures: http://instagram.com/mccollegegroup
The Vernon MC College grad will be held on June 14th 2014.