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On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, the rain did little to dampen the spirits of those graduating in front of family and friends in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral.
Almost 500 people attended the event, held on Friday 4 July, to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards from Mr Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost Carmarthen Campus, Dean of the Faculty of Teacher Education, from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Mr Nigel Hearne, Vice President of the Appalachia-Michigan Business Unit, Chevron, was the guest speaker who also presented the ‘Student of the Year’ awards.
Director of Learner and Staff Services at Pembrokeshire College, Kathryn Robson commented: “It is great to see so many people graduating with a degree that they have achieved by studying within Pembrokeshire. Today’s graduation ceremony is testament to the hard work and commitment of both staff and students and highlights that studying for a degree locally really can be a viable option for aspiring graduates.”
The ceremony opened with organ music performed by Simon Pearce, and was interspersed with musical interludes from the College’s choir and performing arts student David Moore.
As the ceremony drew to a close Derek Lloyd gave a brief speech after almost 20 years as chairman of governors at the College followed by a vote of thanks from new chairman Stephen Harrison.
The College would like to wish all those who graduated every success in the future careers.