June 7, 2013 - 4:12am

By Jenn McGarrigle - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Published: June 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Hundreds of Vancouver Island University graduates crossed the stage Monday and Tuesday, proud of their accomplishments and full of hope for the future.

The university handed out more than 600 master’s and bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates in several different disciplines and trades programs early this week. The four ceremonies at the Port Theatre made up one of the institution’s largest spring convocations.

“I know you’ve worked hard, but it’s just the beginning,” said B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon in her address to graduates in the Monday afternoon ceremony. “The degree is the key to open so many doors. Now you will have to choose which path you will follow and how and where you will continue your adventure of a lifetime of learning.

“As I told my children, none of us can predict what skills and degrees the future will favour, but one thing I can predict – you will have to be flexible, and enjoy change and adaptation.”

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