‘Everything is Awesome’ for Valedictorian Kaitlin Crow
Kaitlin Crow’s theme song for her time at Fleming College is “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.
“In the Museum Management and Curatorship program, there was a lot of group work,” said Kaitlin, who is graduating from the program next week at convocation. “A running joke in our class was when the instructor came around to ask how everything was going, we would sing back the ‘Everything is Awesome’ song. It worked, ‘Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.’”
Kaitlin describes her experience at Fleming as intense and rewarding. “This program was incredible in providing me with a wide array of skills that are extremely beneficial in the museum field,” said Kaitlin, who learned how to budget, apply for grants and run financials, and properly care for objects, among other skills.
She recommends the Museum Management and Curatorship program to anyone interested in the heritage sector because it provides hands-on experience and is taught by instructors who are experts in the field.
Kaitlin came to Fleming College after earning her undergraduate degree at Trent University. “I had heard through my university that Fleming had the best museum management program in Ontario,” she said. “I was already in love with the Peterborough community and this program allowed me to stay involved while pursuing a career in the heritage sector.”
Now that she is done classes, Kaitlin is working as the Educational Coordinator at Backus-Page House Museum. She will be returning to campus next week for convocation on Tuesday, June 6, where she will serve as Valedictorian at the 10 a.m. ceremony.
“I want my fellow graduates to remember to never stop learning on a day-to-day, whether it is through a conversation with a peer or if it means going back to school,” said Kaitlin. “Learning is what life is about.”