Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic year. Whether you’re returning to Conestoga to resume your studies, or joining us for the first time, I hope that you will find your experience here to be positive and rewarding.
You will notice many changes over the next few months as the college continues to grow and improve to meet the needs of our students and our community. A new Welcome Centre at Doon provides a front door to Conestoga programs and services. Construction on a new recreation centre is now underway, with a scheduled completion date of fall 2015.
More expansion plans are currently in development. There will also be significant growth in programming, with more career-focused degrees and pathway opportunities for students to access the education and training that will open doors to meaningful careers and successful futures.
Growth and change are important for institutions: they’re important for individuals as well, as you strive to be the best that you can be and prepare for an exciting future.
During 2014-15, I encourage you to commit to personal achievement. Your ability to learn, to develop new skills, and to embrace new challenges will be the keys to your success in our rapidly changing world.
Get involved with our college community through the many activities and events provided through Conestoga Students Inc., Student Life, on-campus clubs and groups, and the professional associations linked to many Conestoga programs. These opportunities will enrich your formal learning, lead to lifelong friendships and connections, and help sustain our vibrant community.
Your success matters. If you have questions, or need some support as you progress through your academic journey, there are many services available to meet your needs.
On behalf of Conestoga, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2014-15 academic year. Work hard to achieve your goals, make the most of your time here, and enjoy the many benefits a college education provides.
Success awaits you. Best wishes for a great year.
President, Conestoga College