Sandra Moore spoke with JACQUELINE ROCHELEAU at convocation:
LIVES IN: B.C.
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 16 Hours
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Nursing
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 6
FAVORITE COURSE: Senior focus – palliative care
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: STATS
FAVORITE TUTOR: Many were very helpful, singling one out would be tough.
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: Passed all courses which was a big accomplishment! thoroughly enjoyed palliative research – got 95% on “evolution of palliative care.”
I met up with Jacqueline, during the AUSU sponsored convocation breakfast sitting at a table with fellow BN graduates, most of whom she had met for the first time.
While working on her degree, Jacqueline worked full time and said that personal discipline is what kept her going as a full-time student and employee. Obtaining this degree has meant personal fulfillment for Jacqueline and now that she is finished she can’t wait to read novels and get back to sewing. She encourages other AU students to not give up and states that the convocation experience was filled with good food, great people and a friendly welcome by the townspeople of Athabasca.
Author’s Note: During convocation, the business people of Athabasca hung bright red ribbons on their storefronts and many put up signs congratulating AU graduates.
Congratulations Jacqueline Rocheleau B.N.
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