CNA welcomes new, returning students

Orientation 2017: Your College, Your Future

9/8/2017 3:29:40 PM

The 2017-18 academic year is in full swing at College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) 17 campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), as thousands of faculty and students head to the classroom. Here, there is no mistaking the excitement at Placentia campus.

The 2017-18 academic year is in full swing at College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) 17 campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), as thousands of faculty and students head to the classroom.
During the month of September, new and returning students can participate in a variety of activities as part of Orientation 2017 –  themed “Your College, Your Future” – in order to familiarize themselves with their surroundings, as well as interact with classmates, faculty and CNA support staff.
Each campus in the province will host its own location-specific events, such as scavenger hunts, pizza parties and bonfires to name a few of the many activities, as well as province-wide contests for prize pack giveaways. Students and CNA staff are encouraged to explore and discover what their campuses have to offer. Orientation will conclude at most campuses Wednesday, Sept. 13 with a BBQ, CNA’s signature event, and a day of fun and fellowship.
Dr. Bill Radford, CNA’s newly appointed President and CEO, draws from his own vast educational and career experience and knows what it takes for student success.
“Every year we see students of all ages come together with a common goal in mind – successfully graduate from their respective programs to the best of their abilities, and ready themselves for future careers. It all starts here, and CNA is poised, as always, to take a leading role in making these goals possible. We are continuing to provide a number of initiatives to build on CNA’s strengths and make the students’ experience even more rewarding.” 
CNA’s outgoing (Interim) President, Elizabeth Kidd, who has returned to her role as Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Operating Officer, says she is always excited when a new school year starts and 2017-18 is no exception.
“I want to personally welcome everyone back to a new academic year. I have seen a lot of fresh faces, and I know all of our campuses province-wide are abuzz with activity as staff and students settle in following what I hope was a great summer. Let us embrace the new academic year as CNA continues to make a difference in the lives of our students. I am so happy to have been part of this experience, and I wish everyone continued success.”
For anyone wanting to find out what’s happening at their respective campus, you are encouraged to visit the full list of the college’s 2017 orientation events on the CNA website: Province-wide activities can also be found on social media via Twitter (@CNA_News or #YourCollegeYourFuture); Facebook; and Instagram (@CNA_News or #YourCollegeYourFuture).
Fall orientation 2017 is made possible by members of the NL business community. For a second year, the Provincial Presenting Sponsor is TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (TD). CNA uses this funding to support activities province-wide. Examples of their generous contribution include: providing all the bags for first-year students, and an iPad to each campus to be used as a grand prize at their signature events. TD also actively contributes to events and activities for CNA faculty, staff, alumni, and students throughout the year.
Campus Gold-level sponsors include Work Authority (Seal Cove, Prince Philip Drive and Carbonear), Eastern Edge and Reddy Kilowatt Credit Unions (Prince Philip Drive and Ridge Road), and Nortrax (Placentia). Silver sponsorship was provided by Subway at the Prince Philip Drive campus, while AJ’s Bar & Grill are Bronze sponsors for Corner Brook campus. NAPE Local 7402, Colemans and Tim Hortons are Bronze-level sponsors for Prince Philip Drive campus. Additional products and prizes have also been donated for orientation activities by numerous other local businesses across the province.
Media contact:
Michelle Jesso
Communications Specialist
College of the North Atlantic