Six islanders graduate from UNBC

  • Jul. 12, 2010 8:00 a.m.

Six islanders graduated from UNBC this spring with bachelor’s degrees. From Queen Charlotte, Stacey Shantz received a BSc Chemistry, Joseph Lavoie a BComm Finance and Dana Myshrall a BScN Nursing. Tlell resident Pamela Richardson received a BA Anthropology, Port resident Alan Lore received a BSc Psychology and Masset resident Thomas Cheney a BA Environmental Studies. Ms Myshrall attended UNBC’s Terrace facility. “The campus was really nice there,” she told us, “and it was great to be able to come home on the weekends.” Ms Myshrall is now back on the islands and will be working as a registered nurse at the Queen Charlotte hospital. Mr. Lore attended the Prince George campus after going to the College of New Caledonia for two years. “I had a really fun time there, I liked it,” he said. “I had lots of support from CNC and the university through it all, and it was good to be close to home, it’s only 18 hours away.” Mr. Lore plans to pursue a career here on Haida Gwaii. “I have long-term plans to open a camp on the islands for troubled youth, but for now I am here looking for work in my field to get some experience,” he said. A big round of applause also goes out to Jedidiah Zimmerman of Port, and Alan Moore and Jessica Reid of Queen Charlotte, who are attending UNBC tuition-free after receiving UNBC Scholars awards.