Awards at Convocation

Convocation's central theme is the celebration of each graduate who receives their credential.
 
At Lakeland we also do more.
 
Since 1981, our president has presented a medal to an outstanding graduate or graduates. We now recognize an outstanding graduate on each campus with a president's medal.
 
The Governor General's Academic Medal is presented to the graduating student with the highest academic average. The collegiate bronze medal is given at out participating schools for achievement in a diploma program.
 
Lakeland has a unique tradition of recognizing generation alumni. New graduates receive a pin marking them as a general alumni has they had had at least one parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who was a Lakeland alumnus. This includes graduates from the original Vermilion School of Agriculture through the other name changes to Lakeland College.
 
More recently, we've added distinguished alumni and distinguished citizen presentations to our convocation ceremonies. Award recipients are also invited to speak at convocation. Their plaques are placed on walls of distinction on both campuses.
 
Learn more about individual award winners by choosing one of the categories.

President's Medal

First awarded by Roy Murray at Convocation 1981, the President's Medal is the highest honor given by Lakeland to a student.

Governor General's
Academic Medal

Established in 1873 by Canada's governor general, this award is given for highest academic achievement at secondary and post-secondary schools.

Generation Alumni
Pins

Children, grandchildren and great-grandchild of Lakeland alumni may apply to be generation alumni and are recognized at convocation.

Distinguished Alumni

Lakeland celebrates the accomplishments of its alumni by recognizing a distinguished alumnus at each campus during convocation.

Distinguished Citizens

Lakeland College's campuses are in two communities whose area citizens have contributed greatly to the college and to the great community.