Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO, congratulated her daughter, Karleen, during Convocation at the Enmax Centre on April 27. Karleen Burns, who completed the Child and Youth Care program, was one of nearly 700 graduands who crossed the stage during the 61st annual ceremony. During her speech in front of the packed arena, Dr. Burns discussed the unique thrill of being a parent as well as the president during the ceremony.
“I could not have imagined on the day she was born that I would be the one awarding her a college diploma one day. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. …I am so very proud of her – not just for her academic achievement, but for her strength and dedication, her humour and kindness, for being able to dig deep and rise up.” She then addressed her daughter, saying “Karleen, like every parent here today, I can’t wait to see what amazing things you accomplish next.”