PENT graduates honoured at celebration

A woman stands and speaks at on a stage. Several people sit to her right.
Brandon University Chancellor Mary Jane McCallum, right, speaks to graduates of the PENT program.

Brandon University (BU) and community supporters honoured 19 new educators on Friday evening.

The students have completed PENT, a community-based program that trains educators, most of them from rural and remote communities. The PENT students work at schools in their home communities during the school year, then study at BU from April until July each year. They graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree and either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science, which enables them to teach early and middle years students.

During Friday’s ceremony, the PENT graduates and their escorts were introduced, followed by an honour song by Zephran Bone and a prayer by Knowledge Keeper Barb Blind. The graduates also heard an address by BU Chancellor Mary Jane McCallum and congratulatory remarks by Brandon University faculty and community members. Additionally, they received a special presentation from alumni supporter Gerald Butler.


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