The Faculty of Business graduates of 2013 worked hard to achieve their degree, and we celebrated with them the weekend of June 8th.

Festivities were kicked off on Friday night, with a welcome reception for Faculty of Business grads and their families at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton.  For some, this was their first time meeting their professors, and AU staff that have supported them along their journey.  Saturday morning, busses filled with grads and their families made their way to Athabasca for convocation ceremonies.  Rosalie Hilde, pictured above, was the first to cross the stage, and was the first AU Doctor of Business Administration graduate ever to do so.   Rosalie was followed by AU’s newest  MBA, BComm, BMan, and  BAdmn proud grads.

Back in Edmonton that evening was the annual Faculty of Business Gala Dinner and Dance. Graduates were greeted with a champagne reception, and enjoyed time with their families and invited guests.  For the eleventh year in a row, Dr. Tim Nerenz, MBA ’99 welcomed all of the newest Faculty of Business graduands to the alumni community with a moving toast honouring their extraordinary accomplishments.  

View and download photos of the weekend’s activities here »