NIC Virtual Grad 2020

Welcome to NIC’s Virtual Grad Celebration for 2020.

Our celebration looks different this year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the pride we feel for everything you’ve accomplished, especially during this challenging time. While this year’s celebration is virtual, all 2020 grads will be invited to walk the stage at the next in-person grad event. Keep an eye on your NIC email for details.

Please watch some special messages from the NIC community, check out the list of grads and this year's award winners.

Congratulations from all of us! You did it!





Celebrate Virtually

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NIC 2020 Graduates

Please note, this list is not exhaustive and names will be added in the coming months as students apply for their credentials. In order to receive your credential, please complete the Application for Credential form and email it to forms@nic.bc.ca.

Amber Neumann

Beverly A Nelson

Lisa Iverson

Marilyn Morash

Robyn Holme

Amanda-Lee Leitch

Angela Gigliotti

Caysel Emmanuel Vital

Deb Snyder

Denise Beaudry

Glennis Stevenson

Kristine Bergins

Lee Hauser

Linnea Hills

Lisa McDonald

Lynda Robertson

Obiageri Ugbomah

Renee Haugeneder

Rochelle McKellar

Sarah Tanguay

Tania Crossley

Tonya-Dawn Hansen

Vickie Hiltz

Esther Hutton

Lisa Larson

Denyse Welwood

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Michelle Beaule

Keenan Robinson

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Ally R Jensen

Amy-Jane Frost

Arianna Roshan

Arline Grieve

Brienne Dawson

Camille A Bock

Chantale Anderson

Jess Lind

Kasey Lathangue

Katherine Windecker

Kathryn P Sloan

Kaylee Toneff

Keshia Boyce

Kiersten Shyian

Lorraine P Rugg

Lydia Tattersall

Mai Ko

Rebecca Ravenstein

William A Wright

Avalon Kline-Smith

Cassius Monnet

Maria Griffith

Nelson McRae

Nico Matheson

Sally Enns

Ajaypal Singh

Arfapreet Kaur

Arvinder Singh

Baljinder Kaler

Baljinder Singh Sumal

Balwinder Singh

Gurmeet Gurmeet

Harmeet Kaur

Harpreet Singh

Harsandeep S Meen

Inderjeet Inderjeet

Isha Purwal

Jagmeet Singh

Jashandeep Singh Momi

Jashanpreet Singh

Jaskaran Singh

Jici Joy Thomas

Jobanjit Singh

Kuljinder S Kaler

Lovejot S Jhajj

Lovepreet Bhatia

Manjeet Sharma

Muneet Pal Singh

Muskan Garg

Narinder Singh

Parvinder Singh

Prabhjeet Kaur

Rahul Sangwan

Ramandeep Kaur

Rampal Singh

Ravinder Singh

Sagar Sagar

Sai Manish Reddy Arravalli

Satvir S Khangura

Sharanpreet Kaur

Simranjit Singh

Simranpreet Kaur

Simratpal Singh

Sirjan Singh

Sukhpreet K Brar

Sukriti Sukriti

Sumandeep Kaur

Tajinder Singh

Tushar Gupta

Uttam Singh

Winter Darbey

Twinkle Garg

Adan Garcia

Austin Ryan

Caleb Marshall

Carter Hintz

Cole Langlois

Connor Gunn

Dalten Hagen

David D Harris

Geoff Neufeld

Jakob Waddell

Keenan Hollands

Kenneth Knudsen

Nicholas Smith

Peder Skaaravik

Reuban Skene

Taylor Penner

Triniti Bonick

Tyler Lund

Victor Boon

Will D. Monro

Elena Andropova

Jeff Holm

Kaitlin R Pitre

Karissa Martin

Lucien Maurice

Neera Melaysho

Neil Rainford

Oliver R Simmonds

Rachel Nowazek

Shae-Lynne Guignard

Travis Hurst

Yana Gosha

Anshdeep Gill

Brenna Patterson

Holly M Moonen

Laura Lighthall

Jaqueline Wright

Pauline Labra

William W White

Alexandra Boyd

Ashley Egan

Brandi Berry

Cara Roulston

Carla Wagnor

Carlee Marshall

Caroline Gage

Chanchal Sharma

Chelsea Connatty

Clare Hudson

Daniel Duerden

Danyka Kozlowski

Dawn Ingram

Devan Cooper

Emerald Daly

Erin Smith

Jocelyn Kinnear

John Hutchins

Karli Buchanan

Kate Moynihan

Katy Thomsen

Keisha Korhonen Henry

Kelsey Hamelin

Kerry Onno

Kim Zilkie

Kyra Olsen

Lainey Richards

Laura Airth

Lisa Gaudet

Lydia Hardy (Judge)

Maria Einarson

Meghan Leahy

Melanie Yu

Michelee Nobel

Natasha Farrant

Nicolle Simon

Punam Rainsford

Rebecca Dunn

Rhylie Lee

Sabrina Bosch

Sherri Bentsen

Tiara Seib

Victoria Dick

Zoe Bourke

Aaron Jordens

Ariel Cairnes-Smith

Krystel Yergeau

Matthew Gorham

Tristan Chapman

Chaitali Panwala

Damian Girard

Dee M Stubbs

Kata Perkovic

Nhat Nguyen

Scott Skye

Tanya E Massa

Kata Perkovic

Sean McGinn

Thao Nguyen

Tien Doan

Amanpreet Singh

Andrew Stewart

Anshdeep Gill

Arshpreet Singh

Damanpreet Kaur

Dilpreet Singh

Emma Free

Gursimranjeet Singh

Haley M Wigard

Jaspreet Kaur

Manpreet Singh

Manyodh Singh

Nicholas Hansen

Pardeepak Sidhu

Rashim Prabhakar

Gurmeet Singh

Navneet Kaur

Nhi T Nguyen

Phuc Nguyen

Thuy Ngo

Chiaying Ho

Eduardo III Gullas

Manpreet Kaur

Shweinna Bhurtun

Svetlana Schilniuc

Swarna Sharma

Aastha Aastha

Agalya Kathirvelu

Anjali Shantilal Goriya

Amandeep Kaur

Amandeep Singh

Andrews Tomy

Ankit Verma

Anuj Handa

Anupama Purushothaman

Ayesha Tasneem

Basil Thomas

Bastin John

Benjamin George

Bibin K Lukose

Bigil Mathew

Darshikaben Soni

Deepak Rajdev Navik

Deepu Bhasi

Dev Kumar

Duane Elsa Mathew

Dupinderjeet Singh

Farzana Mostofa Mitu

Fawas Haris Kozhukkal Madathil

Gagandeep Kaur

Gurpinder Kaur

Gurpreet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

Harjinder Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur

Hirenkumar Chauhan

Jasmit Narula

Joel Joseph

Justin Kariottu John

Kalubowilage Alwis

Kanwal Jeet Kaur

Karan Mehra

Kawalpreet Kaur

Kirandeep Kaur

Kiranmayee Gonai Gari

Kishan A Manvar

Krishna Bidathanapalli

Krishna Teja Munagala

Kuldeep Kaur

Kunal K Panchal

Lea Salil

Manivardhan Alla

Manpreet Singh

Mathew Karuvelithara Abraham

Melroy Dsouza

Melvin Thekkilakaden

Mihir K Patel

Neena Sherly Alexander

Nilakshi Kundu

Nipun Sharma

Pawandeep Kaur

Prince James

Pushpinder Kaur

Ramandeep Kaur

Ramandeep Singh Brar

Ramanjeet Kaur

Ramanpreet Kaur Gill

Ravi Khatri

Rohit J Manaloor

Safvan Kunjan Nilath Sulaiman

Sai Teja Bolla

Sajith Saji Nair

Salini Ramesh Babu

Sandeep Kaur

Sarthak M Tembhekar

Sarvdeep Singh Khiva

Sarvjeet Singh

Satinder Kaur

Satvik Batchu

Shiva Jyothi Rao Bitlugu

Sifaben Safwanbhai Vahora

Sravan K Tunuguntla

Sukhveer Kaur Warring

Tanpreet Kaur

Thierry Iradukunda

Thomas Kochumuttath Benny

Vikrant Sharma

Vineeth Reddy Devaram

Vishal K Odedra

Vrushil H Patel

Asmeet Kaur

Chandeep Kalra

Daniele Anne Nuez

Harshita Sinha

Mary Cris Gyle Cugtas

Nilay Shah

Andrew Patterson

Ben S Lawrence

Clayton Annis

Ethan Lloyd

Greg Fiendell

Jared Baker

Jayden Wilson

Jesse Flentjar

Josh M Oakley

Kieryn Johnston

Nikolai Neun-Hornick

Sara Hopkins

Wyatt Munroe

Zach Andrews

Zacharie Nickel

Zachary Thurber

Alec Frank

Belinda Nookemus

Eagle Jack

Ethan Little

Daryl Patterson

Tristan MacDonald

Ghislaine Aujla

Jayda Loose

Marlee Pestell

Natalie S Evans

Robandeep Kaur

Sandeep Kaur

Auburn Vanlerberg

Elizabeth Cameron

Kara Cunningham

Kelsey Hunter

McKenna Fox

Shannon Wallington

Tamara Dell

Brayden A Cullen

Chloe Parente

Griffen Hohl

Kristian Tessier

Jaxson Doyle

Jeremy Robson

John D Burneau

Justice MacAuley

Kimberly Otto

Madison Ostler

Marie MacNeil

Rheyden T Le

Scott MacNeil

Talvinder Singh

Madelene Morin-Duncan

Emily Dixon

Chelsie Rai

Olivia T Shewish

Tracy Wharram

Josh R Uhlman

Brady Assu

Brady Currie

Bruce Tyson

Cailin MacDonald

Carson Rhodes

Carter Lee

Cody Baylis

Colton Zaleschuk

Dakota Sinclair

Dale Gross

Declan Lenihan

Dylan Rekrut

Erica Everitt

Faithful Cain

Glory Coleman

Hailey K Nicholl

Hayden Fieret

James Tyne

Jordan Braiden

Josh A. Jensen

Justin Brown

Kevin Soo

Kodi Van Den Broek

Lavall Aarons

Marlee Stelmacker

Mason Saunders

Matthew Rose

Mike J Loudon

Milan McKinnon

Mitchell Martinus Koorn

Morgan Ross

Nathan Miller

Neil Blasky

Nelson Dyck

Payton Silvester

Ryan Jylli

Sawyer Vanlieshout

Shae Mattice

Shannon Aubie

Shellby Wilson

Tawnya Boychuck

Thomas Virtue

Tyler Jones

William West

Zachary Miller

Caleb Alexandre Short

Nicholas Goebel

Anthony Orli

Erik Hedley

Mark Ovens

Selena Garcia  

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Faith Scoffings

Amelia Richard

Audrey Emilene Smith

Janina Brugman

Jennifer Angkawidjaja

Keegan White

Linda Inrig

Taylor A Robinson

Yuhao Guo

Sahil Mehta

Neeraj Punia

Abhishek Bajpai

Aman Kaur

Amandeep Singh Malhotra

Ankit Aggarwal

Anoop Mathew Eapen

Deepanshu Deepanshu

Gagandeep Singh

Gagandeep Singh

Jagmeet Kaur Brar

Jasandeep Singh Poonia

Jashanpreet Sandhu

Josvin Cleetus

Kanish Sood

Manjot Singh

Martin Lukose

My Nguyen

Neeraj Punia

Parvinder Kaur Gill

Rjwinder Kaur Brar

Shamang Indora

Brent Fortin

Conrad Robinson

Jerimiah Wilson-Sinclair

Robert Harry

Abby Delmar

Allison M Shardelow

Andrew Riches

Angela Methot

April Cockerill

Brandy Drummond

Brittney McCourt

Candice Silliker

Cassandra Recinos

Cassandra Soderman

Cecilia Wiseman

Chelsey Walkus

Christina Brown

Christine a Gullstrom

Chrystal Berry

Claudine C Thompson

Courtney Oster

Danielle C Furney

Deb Snyder

Debbie A Olszewski

Doug Whynott

Fe Baraceros

Frannie R Porter

Grace E Noble

Jacie Buckingham-Chartier

Janine May

Jayann McAteer

Jesse Atton

Kaelan Droom

Keely A Gibson

Khaliah Lachapelle

Kimberley Thormoe

Kira H Cranna

Mariah Johnston-Davies

Mary Peters

Melanie Peralta

Michelle Jackson

Mickey Gee

Natasha M Grafton

Nicholas Williams

Nicole E Ward

Nicole L Abbott

Pooja Chopra

Renee Haugeneder

Richard Abalos

Rob Lyster

Royal Maynard

Ruth I Martin

Samantha Butler

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Vanlerberg

Sharine M Lyttle

Sheilagh Dunae

Sophie Prud'homme

Sukh Kaur

Tanesha Clarke

Tess Bodenham

Veronika Stares

Wayne Valera

Wes Fontaine

Zoe Suvanto

Bill E Russell

Brodie Noonan

Bryce Narhi

Calum Evans

Cam Goodwin

Cameron Fleck

Carlos Fleck

Colby Black

Dannielle MacKenzie

Desmond Debellefeuille

Drayson Marshall

Ethan Munro

Grady Baird

Jacquie Y Monette-Warren

James Hamilton

Justin Meredith-Jones

Keith Bourne

Matt S Hutton

Mitch A. Nessel

Mitchell Hall

Nick A. Stolle

Nick Mear

Oliver Trela

Patrick Smalley

Seth Rimmer

Trevor McMillan

Vipul Singh

Wyatt Neely

Zachary Mudie

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Adam Koleba

Annette Belcourt

Asa Purdy

Ashley Bonkowski

Cynthia Lee Hart

Erika Michelle Petrie

Jared C. Everett

Kevin Berot

Kogila Naicker

Thomas Sinclair

Ashlee Leanne Dorn

Briana Dalziel

Brittany Brook

Christine Schulze

Dawn Harris

Katherine Bosma

Peter A. Leitch

Rylie Erika Marzinke

Simon Davis

Tamara E. Greene

Christina Faul

Kaiya McNeill-Payeur 

Nicole Chaulk 

Joseph Barnes

Matthew Curtis

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Alexandra Sokol

Eshan Gajre

Frank Vrabel

Jade K. Johnson

Justin Toews

Paula Elizabeth Simpson

Ryan Stroh

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Andrea Pley

Angela Yunker

Matheson

Haley Andrews

Jaime Berry

Kyja Papp-Doleman

Melissa M Lofstrom

Michelle Dunnington

Morgan Pearson

Natasha Scott

Nora Peat

Rebecca Dufresne

Sarah Latour

Connie Kindratsky

Adam Windover

Chris Beaudoin

Dave MacKenzie

Jason Gottfried

Jason Petrone

Joseph Almeida

Kynan Hollinger

Liam W Woodrow

Marco Noviello

Melanie Chavez

Reta Beirnes

Richard Wong

Shawn Lawrence

Thomas Charles Sampson

Duncan Hazell

Jerami Sam

Millie Johnson

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Alyssa Davis

Anthony Chavez

Averie Franko

Briana Haynes

Caleb Robertson

Daniella J Hennessy

Dion Joe

Jackson Stewart

Joaquin Verdugo Villegas

Joseph Joe

Kuba Pesik

Seth Vallee

Alexandra McIntosh

Anastasia Kyrose Skye

Arshdeep Singh

Kaylee Duckmanton

Lea Ange Sapphire Wheatley-Maltais

Patricia Burt

Richard Longpre

Travis Grant Curtis

Dale Hollands

Erin Davidson

Hayley Burkitt

Jeanette Sawatzky

Tanner (Robin) J. Hansom

Daruna Jean

Emily Castro

Jada Owens

Julia Forbes

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Aishwarya Srivastava

Ashik Shiju Moonjely

Dishant Patel

Gurpreet Singh

Harsimran S Sandhu

Jordan Ledlin

Kirandeep Kaur

Mathews Robert

Nitesh Chaudhary

Prabhjee Sirohi

Rachelle M Beauchamp

Ashik Shiju Moonjely

Dayan Sebastian

Gurpreet Singh

Harsimran S Sandhu

Jordan Ledlin

Kirandeep Kaur

Mathews Robert

Nitesh Chaudhary

Prabhjee Sirohi

Rachelle M Beauchamp

Yu Cheng

Parminder Singh

Jerome Viray

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Alex E Bartlett

Brandon Wilson

Darrenn Sawyer

Devon Riley

Dustin Tilsley

Evan Barker

Garret Banks

James Fordham

Jason Drybrough

Kevin Miles

Mark Francis

Mark Pley

Taylor S Thomson

Will Bird

Duncan Hazell

* Applications for credentials for this program are being received

Student Awards

Congratulations to all this year’s award recipients. Visit the Student Recognition page for more details on student awards.

Governor General Academic Medal: My Nguyen, Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma, Sustainable Tourism

Lieutenant Governor Medal Program for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation: Christopher Scarlatti, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting major

I am from the Ojybwa Nation but currently reside in the Unceded Traditional Territory of the K’òmoks First Nation. I am pursuing my BBA in Accounting and I plan to pursue my CPA accreditation after I complete my degree with my long-term plan of using my CPA in the non-profit sector. I currently serve as a student representative on NIC’s Education Council, Planning and Standards Committee, and other areas both on and off campus that recognize diversity, inclusion, and Reconciliation. I aim for a world where no one should feel they are not good enough to successfully achieve their dreams, no matter what obstacles the world places in front of them.

President’s Community Engagement Award

Nitesh Chaudhary, Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma- Hospitality

I am NITESH CHAUDHARY, International student in NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE, Comox Valley. I graduated from the Tourism and Hospitality program in 2019. As a student and as a part of community I feel proud that I’m serving communities with core of my heart and with full energy, and I always try to engage people and communities. My father always says “community is your unity,” and I always try to support this unity and work for this unity. As I’m always with our communities whenever and wherever they need me.

Jeanette Sawatzky, Social Service Diploma

Jenny Sawatzky returned to school in 2017 as a mature student, several decades after she had graduated from high school and married her high school sweetheart. In early life, Jenny invested her energy into her marriage, her family, and building a successful accounting business from the ground up. After decades of imagining a return to school—and instead of retiring— Jenny finally had the opportunity to pause and reflect on what inspires her most deeply. She chose to wrap up her business and attend NIC as a full-time student within the Social Work Program. While at NIC, Jenny dedicated herself both to her studies and to the well-being of her fellow students, including through representation of students on the NIC Board of Governors. She put her heart into the adventure of learning and sharing, and is profoundly grateful and excited to use her newly honed skills in her community.

President’s Award for Academic Excellence

Kyle Gus, Adult Basic Education, Port Alberni campus

Kyle Gus is a hardworking student who is always open to learning and trying new ideas in ways that build his skills and knowledge as he continues his bike ride of learning. His determination and commitment serve him well. He demonstrates the potential to achieve whatever academic goal he chooses. His participation and contributions to the campus are valued. His manner in the classroom makes the classroom a better place for learning. With support and encouragement of peers and instructors he persisted and overcame discouragement early on. In the face of setbacks, he willingly asked, “What do I need to do better?” and was responsive to the feedback He conducts himself in a respectful manner as a student and has gained a sense of mastery in himself as a learner. His contributions to the classroom greatly impact the quality of the learning environment for others. His smiling face and gentle tone make him a pillar in creating a safe place to learn for all present. He contributes to making his classes a better place to learn and he demonstrates a quiet leadership that models how we should treat each other with kindness and respect. He is a valued leader of any classroom by making it a better place to learn as all learners progress toward their goals and dreams. His instructors cannot say enough about how much Kyle did to grow personally and how he supported others in their learning. His perseverance has led him to acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Major Program with completion of his Adult Dogwood on the way. Congratulations Kyle from the ABE faculty – we are all very proud of you.

Peter Leitch, Human Services Certificate-Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus, Port Alberni campus

Peter was born and raised in Calgary, the tradition territory of the Tsuut’ina, Siksika and Stoney Nakoda nations, and moved to Port Alberni, Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations territory, with his young family in 1986. He retired after a 30 year career in Health Safety and Environmental management, and was looking for a way to contribute to the community. The HSW program at North Island College presented the opportunity to build a solid foundation for community service work. Peter is grateful for the support and encouragement of his instructors and classmates throughout the past year.

Christine Gullstrom, Health Care Assistant Certificate

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for this honor and for the opportunity to learn under such a caring, knowledgeable and passionate instructor, Nicole Corbett. I am very grateful to North Island College for providing a learning environment accessible to members of smaller communities such as Port Hardy. I will continue to utilize and build on the skills and experience I have obtained in the Health Care Assistant Program to provide compassionate care to those in need. Thank you again for the opportunity!

Livia Hosegrove, Dual-UVic Bachelor of Science

Hello, my name is Livia Hosegrove and I have gratefully received The President's Award for University Studies. Through much perseverance and many long nights, I am honoured to accept this award. I will be heading to UVic this fall to continue my Bachelor of Science majoring in biology. Afterwards, I plan to pursue the field of medicine. It has been a joy to study at North Island College these last few years and I have learned a tremendous amount of information and for that I am thankful.

Molly Bryan, Associate of Arts Degree

My Nguyen, Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma, Sustainable Tourism

Oliver Simmonds, Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major

I grew up in the Comox Valley, graduating from Highland Secondary as the recipient of the Governor General's Bronze Medal, and I am proud to now graduate from NIC. The School of Business, through industry-specific courses and the co-op program, has provided me the tools I need to succeed and offered me the opportunities that have launched my career. The experience and relationships I have developed at NIC will follow me throughout my life, and I am honored to be this year’s recipient of the President’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Nicolle Simon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Nicolle is a three-time college drop out who attributes a large part of her success to the many times her friends, family, classmates, instructors, and faculty support staff helped to talk her off the ledge. She would like to take the opportunity to thank the college for this recognition and to celebrate North Island College's graduating class of 2020. To her comrades in the BSN cohort, who persevered and earned their place on the (virtual) stage today, she would like to share the following message: "Your ability to support and challenge members of your team is a testament to your integrity and the endless potential you have to drive growth and reform throughout your career. You are change makers, you are dreamers of dreams and today I celebrate you."