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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

The members of the Class of 2014 were officially awarded their Masters of Business Administration degree this past weekend.

The convocation ceremonies for the Telfer School of Management took place at the National Art's Centre on the beautiful Sunday afternoon of June 15th. 

Prior to travelling to their awards ceremony graduates received a message from the Telfer Executive MBA director, Sophia Leong reinforcing the importance of this day to each individual:

Excerpt from Sophia Leong’s message to the graduates the morning of their graduation:

"You are moments away from taking the stage, owning the stage and walking towards the official completion of your Telfer Executive MBA journey!  On behalf of the Telfer Executive MBA team, it has truly been an honour to be part of your growth and to observe first-hand how each of you have matured over the last 21 months."

There was plenty of excitement behind the stage of the Southam Hall at the National Art's Centre prior to the ceremony as well. Candid moments between graduates were captured on camera as well as their smiling faces as they made their way into the Hall to take their seats in front of proud family members and friends within the audience.

Following the closing of the official ceremony Graduates, their guests and professors were invited to a private reception in the Fountain Room at the National Art's Centre. Between  their enjoyment of a selection of hors d'oeuvre and beverages, graduates congratulated each other and graciously received congratulatory messages from other guests, Professors and Executive MBA staff.  

Toward the end of the event Sophia Leong, Director of the Telfer Executive MBA and Francois Julien, Dean of the Telfer School of Management provided their own congratulations and praise to the graduates and  a big 'thank you' for the support they received from their family and friends.

In continuing a tradition that began 20 year ago, the class presidents of the Class of 2014, Lisa McDonnell and Bob Firth-Tessier closed off the event with the unveiling and presentation of the class gift to the Telfer Executive MBA program.

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I left the program with a strategic thinking mindset and the capacity to see how all business functions are connected. I am still a doer, but I am now also a visionary
Val Gamache-O'Leary, EMBA 2008, Director, Information Systems, The Ottawa Hospital
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