Students embark on a ‘life of learning’ at Convocation
Published on June 11 2012
More than 3,300 Brock students received their degrees and certificates from the University last week at Spring Convocation, which took place over seven ceremonies from June 5 to June 9.
During last week’s ceremonies, the University also celebrated a significant milestone with the graduation of the school’s 75,000th graduate and an A-list celebrity stopped by to watch his mom graduate from Brock.
All of the ceremonies were live streamed online and have been archived for future viewing.
Throughout the week, President Jack Lightstone spoke to the graduating class about a “life of learning.”
“During your studies you will have learned a lot and you will have been prepared for a life of learning,” said Lightstone.
“There is a higher sense to a life of learning and education,” he said. “One that demonstrates critical and analytical and synthetic judgment, and discernment that leads to insight, creativity and innovation and engagement in everything that you do, whether it is in your professional, personal, family or communal commitment together with others.”
“These are the traits that ground your intellectual, social and moral capacity throughout your lives.”
Edward L. Greenspan receives his honorary degree at the morning Convocation ceremony on June 7