Sheridan School of Business Convocation provides a celebratory close to the 2009 academic year

Joyful graduate applaud the convocation speaker

Joyful graduates applaud the convocation speaker

The Sheridan School of Business Convocation 2009 capped the academic year for more than 1000 graduates from more than 20 disciplines and programs in the school. Beaming Sheridan School of Business students and their equally proud parents filled Hammerson Hall at the Mississauga Living Centre recently to march in pomp and circumstance and celebrate their graduation from Sheridan College.

Graduand file into Hammerson Hall

Sheridan Business Graduates file into Hammerson Hall

The annual spring event marks the end to studies – for the moment – at Sheridan College and the embarkation of new directions and career paths for Sheridan graduates.

Sheridan Business graduates packed the Mississauga Living Arts Centre for Sheridan’s 2009 School of Business Convocation ceremonies ready embrace the new freedom, the new opportunities, and the new responsibilities graduation brings.

Gerard Mercer, Dean, and David Schnarch, Associate congratulate School of Business graduates.

Gerard Mercer, Dean, and David Schnarch, Associate Dean congratulate School of Business graduates.

The new graduates were warmly applauded by family and friends as they crossed the stage to receive their Sheridan College School of Business diploma.

Emotion filled the room as Sheridan Business faculty warmly congratulated their new graduates.

James Milway Executive Director of The Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity spoke to the eager graduates

James Milway Executive Director of The Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity spoke to the eager graduates about employment after Sheridan College.

The 2009 Sheridan Business Convocations featured keynote speakers included James Milway, Executive Director of The Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity who spoke to our graduates about the need to re-define the world that they will work in. He talked about the need to build new prosperity.

Popular broadcaster shared many witty and insigtful moments much to the deligh of the audience.

Popular broadcaster Lou Schizas shared many witty and insightful moments much to the delight of the Sheridan audience.

Popular business broadcaster Lou Schizas preached the new philosophy of entrepreneuerism to the graduates, challenging them to be unsatisfied with just a job and urging them to find new areas of growth and possibility and to exploit them as part of the new economy.

Diane Francis of The Financial Post receives an honorary degree.

Diane Francis of The Financial Post receives an honorary degree.

The Financial Post’s Diane Francis, awarded with an honorary degree, spoke to our Sheridan School of Business graduates of humble beginnings, expounding how she began her career in journalism at Sheridan College, made her own connections in the industry, kept moving ahead and never looked back.

Sheridan Business graduates packed Hammerson Hall at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre for Sheridan’s 2009 School of Business Convocation ceremonies sneaking a peekwhile families and friends beamed as they watched the new graduates aross the stage to receive their college diplomas. Student pride filled the room as this journey to graduation became a reality.