Fulton graduates destined for excellence

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Outstanding achievers, from left, Kalesi Kalele, Lui Yarakei and Herehia Hanere.

“Destined for Excellence” was the theme of this year’s Fulton College graduation, held yesterday (November 24) at the Nadi, Fiji, campus.

There were celebrations aplenty as 139 students graduated, including the first 16 graduates of the new National Certificate in the Teaching of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET—Level 4) course. The Fiji government requested Fulton College offer this course, which is aimed at strengthening the quality of TVET teaching in Fiji.

Graduating class of 2019.

Three special awards were presented: Kalesi Kalele, from Fiji, received the award for most outstanding student in Education; Lui Yarakei (Vanuatu) was named the most outstanding student overall in Theology; and Herehia Hanere (Tahiti) received the Paul Cavanagh Award for most outstanding academic achievement in Theology.

The graduation was also an opportunity to farewell Fulton principal Dr Glynn Galo, who is retiring at the end of the year, and introduce his successor, Dr Malcolm Coulson, who is currently the principal at Hills Adventist College in Sydney.

Dr Galo and Dr Coulson.