AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Daris Ruest and Mary Marguerite Butler at Convocation:

AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF DARIS RUEST

AGE: 34
LIVES IN: Hinton, AB
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 5 hours
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Nursing
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 10
FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Informatics
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Research
FAVORITE TUTOR: Liz Broad
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 96
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 67

Daris is married to Gus and has two children, who came along near the end of her degree. She worked while obtaining her degree and is now progressing into AU’s Masters of Nursing program. Obtaining this degree has meant personal and professional growth and Daris advises other AU students that “patience is a virtue.” AU convocation for Daris was a wonderful experience!

Congratulations Daris Ruest, BN!

AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF MARY MARGUERITE BUTLER

AGE: 48
LIVES IN: AB
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 6 hours
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Nursing
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 15
FAVORITE COURSE: Trends & Issues In Nursing
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Philosophy
FAVORITE TUTOR: Maureen Mcqueen
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 95
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 72

Mary traveled to AU with her mother-in-law by her side and was amazed at AU’s beautiful grounds and friendly organizers. She is married with children and worked while obtaining her degree. This degree has given Mary a “great sense of pride” and she now intends to go on and complete the Masters Program in Nursing. She encourages fellow AU students to persist in their studies and to try to find a working group.

Congratulations Mary Marguerite Butler, BN!

Look for more grad profiles in upcoming Voice issues. If you are an AU grad and you were not interviewed on convocation day, contact voice@ausu.org to be a part of AU profiles. As always, we are seeking undergrads, tutors and staff for profiles as well.

%d bloggers like this: