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Fleming College feels like family for Valedictorian Amy Jones


amy-jonesAmy Jones not only spent her time at Fleming College studying and developing skills in the Business Administration – Accounting program, she also developed friendships and made memories to last a lifetime.

“As soon as I entered I felt welcomed by faculty and fellow students. The faculty know their students by name and are willing to go above and beyond to help you out,” said Amy, who will graduate next week. “As soon as I got involved at Fleming College by joining the Student Administrative Council, my experiences changed once again; the tables had turned and I was now the student helping out other students. Fleming truly has been one big family for me.”

Her most memorable experience was the Fleming International Learning Experience (FILE) trips, a global learning trip that culminates in a three-week excursion to various cultural, political and historic sites, as well as business enterprises. Amy participated in the 2015 trip to China and the 2016 trip to Europe.

“Being able to create friendships with students and faculty that will last a lifetime while traveling was truly an amazing experience,” she said.

It was Amy’s passion for numbers that led her to Fleming College for the Business Administration – Accounting program, after enjoying a grade 11 course in accounting. The skills she developed in the Fleming program are resourcefulness, problem-solving and determination, and she highly recommends this program to anyone with the same passion for numbers.

Amy will continue her studies this fall at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), using the pathway option to complete her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting. But before Amy starts university this September, she will serve as Valedictorian of Fleming’s School of Business.

“I am extremely honoured and shocked that I have been named Valedictorian for this year’s School of Business convocation ceremony,” said Amy, who will give her Valedictorian speech on Tuesday, June 6 at 2 p.m. “I hope my fellow graduates and guests are motivated to be the best graduates they can be and know that we are one big family at Fleming College.”