I graduated yesterday from Wilfrid Laurier university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Communication Studies!


I completed my last term of classes this past summer and had my convocation yesterday. I got to walk across the stage and accept my degree while they announced my name. My parents, fiancé, best friend, and second parents were in the audience cheering for me which put the biggest smile on my face.


I can’t believe that I completed a quarter of my degree through Interferon treatment for melanoma and that my graduation was only pushed back by one term. I am so glad that I made the decision to continue my studies through cancer treatment even though my doctors and health care team advised against it.

Laurier definitely left its mark on me and I will carry the memories and the lessons learned with me for the rest of my life! Living in residence was one of the best years of my life and although at the time I didn’t enjoy all of the school work and writing 20+ papers in one term I am so thankful for all of it. I would strongly, strongly recommend Laurier to anyone. It will always feel like home.

I have been in school for the past 18 years of my life so this new season of searching for a career in my field is going to be so different.

The past 4 years have gone so fast – I’m not sure where the time is going. It feels like high school was just yesterday haha. I am so happy to have officially completed school (forever!) and have my undergraduate degree in hand – along with a sparkly ring on my hand!


The love, peace, and grace of God surpasses everything.

I graduated with an honours degree and completed a quarter of that degree through cancer treatment and fighting for my life.

I am feeling so blessed.


One thought on “Graduation

  1. Congrats girl ……you bring tears to my eyes!!!! You are a brave, determined woman and I admire you a great deal. Much happiness to you and yours.
    With much love,
    Julie Wilkins


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