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Meet UWinnipeg’s 2017 Spring Convocation valedictorians

UWinnipeg’s 2017 Spring Convocation valedictorians (from left) Adrienne Tessier, Bethany Maclean, and Geneva Athena Cloutis.

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates Adrienne Tessier (Faculty of Arts), Bethany Maclean (Faculty of Education), and Geneva Athena Cloutis (Faculty of Science) who will serve as the valedictorians at the 2017 Spring Convocation ceremonies held on June 15 and 16.

Faculty of Arts

Adrienne Tessier is both academically gifted and a strong, engaged leader who is passionate about social justice and creating a better community for everyone. She has served as arts director with The University of Winnipeg Students’ Union and as deputy premier with the Youth Parliament of Manitoba — a role she says is “extremely rewarding because we connect our youth to the democratic process and give them the tools to create change.”

Read more about Adrienne here.

Faculty of Education

Coming from a family of teachers, Bethany Maclean has wanted to work in education for as long as she can remember. That dream is now a reality for Maclean, who is graduating from The University of Winnipeg’s integrated Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts program. During her time at UWinnipeg, Maclean has developed a teaching philosophy that goes beyond academics and focuses on teaching kids to be good, well-rounded people. 

Read more about Bethany here.

Faculty of Science

Known for her intellect and scholarly ability, Geneva Athena Cloutis has a fluidity of comprehension in both the social and natural sciences. This breadth of knowledge encompasses environmental science, Indigenous issues, and physical geography — and is reflected in her renowned Socratic discussions in class. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). Cloutis has been accepted to the University of Waterloo where she will pursue a Master of Environmental Studies.

Read more about Geneva here.