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REF NO.: 214

SUBJECT: Marine Institute to hold Graduation, Friday, June 15, 2007 at 2 p.m.

DATE: June 13

Note to editors: 
The Marine Institute’s 2007 graduation ceremonies will take place at the Marine Institute on June 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. The media are invited to attend. 
This year’s ceremonies will feature such speakers as Tom Rideout, deputy premier, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University; Glenn Blackwood, executive director, Marine Institute; and a student address by Joshua Prim, a diploma of technology graduate in naval architecture.
About 190 diplomas, certificates and advanced diplomas will be awarded during the ceremony.
Certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas will be presented in the following disciplines: sustainable aquaculture, integrated coastal and ocean management, food safety, water quality, marine diesel mechanic, bridge watch, offshore structural steel/plate fitter, marine engineering, marine environmental, marine engineering systems design, nautical science, food technology and naval architecture. Post-graduate certificates in quality management will also be awarded to the first two graduates of the program. Graduates of the bachelor of technology and bachelor of maritime studies received their degrees at Memorial University’s convocation on May 23.
The graduation ceremony will be broadcast on Rogers Television on Sunday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m. in St. John’s, Thursday, June 28, at 8 p.m. in Corner Brook; and in Grand Falls-Windsor at 9:30 p.m.
The Marine Institute will hold a reception following the graduation ceremony.

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For more information, contact Kimberley Thornhill, educational marketing coordinator, Marine Institute, (709) 778-0544 / (709) 691-9221, or Stephanie Barrett, public relations and communications officer, Marine Institute, (709) 778-0677 / (709) 687-6508,


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