Ridgetown Campus Convocation June 3


The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will hold its 64th annual spring graduation June 3.

About 250 students will graduate from diploma or certificate programs in agriculture, horticulture, environmental management, veterinary technology, performance horse handling and veterinary office administration.

“Graduation day is a wonderful milestone celebration as these individuals move from students to alumni, and begin to make their mark in their chosen field of study,” said Ken McEwan, Ridgetown Campus director.

Wayne Caldwell, interim dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, added: “I know they will go on to make significant contributions at their workplaces and in their communities. They join a strong network of alumni supporting the future of agriculture and food in Ontario and across the world.”

The graduation speaker will be Nancy Trout, head of research and development at Syngenta Canada and a U of G alumna. Ridgetown is Trout’s hometown; her father is Ken Steven, a retired soil science professor.

Agriculture diploma student Brady Jones will deliver the valedictorian address.

Awards for academic proficiency and student leadership will be presented to graduates.