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Celebrate Convocation 2020

Submitted by
Jasmine Nelson

Help us congratulate the Class of 2020!

In early April, Red Deer College made the difficult decision to postpone Convocation Ceremonies, which had been scheduled for Friday, June 5. RDC students and their families, as well as our staff and faculty, eagerly look forward to this annual celebration. We know that our community also enjoy this opportunity to commemorate the commitment, hard work and resilience of our learners, and our learners appreciate your support. 

Next month, RDC graduates will receive their parchment by mail, and we hope that they will be able to celebrate with friends, family, classmates and RDC staff over social media and other online tools. We also look forward to celebrating these students at a future event, where they will be able to hear their name called by Dr. Peter Nunoda, RDC President, and will cross the stage to commemorate completing their credential. However, we can’t let Convocation Day pass without sharing our own messages of congratulations with these learners.  

Completing a post-secondary program is a significant milestone in anyone’s life. When we consider this accomplishment in light of the challenges these learners have overcome in order to be able to complete their programs this year, we could not be more proudWill you join with us, the RDC Foundation and RDC alumni, in congratulating the Class of 2020?  

You can scan a handwritten note, email a voice memo or send us a video. Maybe you have another creative idea for sharing a message of congratulations. We’re looking forward to being able to combine a variety of message types from our community to further demonstrate how broad this group of supporters is, so feel free to be as creative as you like. We will compile your well wishes in a video we can share with the Red Deer College Class of 2020 on June 5.  


Tips and Tricks: 

You can keep your message short. Even a simple “Congratulations!” will have significant impact when many well wishes are combined.  

For webcams: 

  • Set up in a well-lit room with a nice background. If there are windows near, do not set up with the window behind you, as it will be too bright and wash out the background.  
  • Check that your video settings are at the highest quality. You can likely find this in Settings > Devices 
  • Send the full high-quality version of your video. The most foolproof way to ensure quality is by using a file sharing service. Upload the video to your Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other cloud-based file storage system and email the link to giving [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Convocation%202020) . If you are emailing the video, ensure that you have selected the video be sent full quality. 

For phones or tablets: 

  • Set up in a well-lit room with a nice background. If there are windows near, do not set up with the window behind you as it will be too bright and wash out the background. 
  • Check that your video settings are at the highest quality. On an iPhone, go to your Settings, select Camera and Record Video. The highest quality is 4K at 60 fps (frames per second).  
  • Do not hold the phone or tablet in your hand. Use a stand or prop it up on something to prevent camera shake. Put the phone on its side so that the video will be in landscape position. 
  • Send the full quality version of your video. The most foolproof way to ensure quality is by using a file sharing service. Upload the video to your Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other cloud-based file storage system and email the link to giving [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Convocation%202020) . If you text or email from your phone or tablet, it is quite likely that the video will be compressed and lose quality. 

Voice Memos: 

  • Set up in a quiet room with little background noise.  
  • Use the Voice Memos app on your phone to record your message. 
  • Use your name as the file name for the recording.  
  • You can email your recording directly from your phone.  

 

Interested in learning more about how you can support RDC students?

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