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Yorkville’s 2019 President Award-Winning BID Grad Juggled Full-Time Job, New Marriage, Pregnancy and Camper Van Conversion on Way to Top of Class


As winner of Yorkville University’s 2019 President’s Award for the Bachelor of Interior Design program, Laura Goodsman was already considered top of her class. The fact that the multi-tasking 24 year old from Regina was able to secure the highest cumulative grade point average in her graduating class while also juggling a full-time job, a brand new marriage, and a pregnancy – not to mention an ’80s van-to-camper conversion – only makes her accomplishments that much more impressive.

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Celebrating Her Cultural Roots | Joanne Reeves-Rood’s Yorkville University MEd Story


Joanne Reeves-Rood will be pulling double duty on National Indigenous Peoples Day when she travels across the country to attend Yorkville University’s graduation ceremony. Not only will the 35-year-old full-time mom from Cochrane, Alberta act as valedictorian of her Master of Education in Educational Leadership class in Fredericton on June 21, but she’ll also get the opportunity to celebrate her roots by leading a traditional native tea dance for her fellow grads and their guests.


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Discovering Her Inner Leader | Karen LaRose’s Yorkville University BBA Story


If Karen LaRose were to offer one piece of advice to an incoming Yorkville University Bachelor of Business Administration student, it would be simple: “Be prepared.” “You’re going to have to be devoted to it, because it’s going to take a lot of time and effort,” said the 43-year-old married mom of two young boys, who spent the last two-and-a-half years juggling her online BBA studies with a full-time job and spending quality time with her family.

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