Congratulations, Class of 2024!

St. Thomas University celebrated the Class of 2024 at our Spring Convocation on May 14. Relive the day's events—and the achievements of our graduates—here.

STU 2024 Arts Composite

STU BSW 2024 Composite


Address to the Graduates

Honorary degree recipient Marcel LeBrun spoke to the Class of 2024 about the significance of character and values in shaping one's future.

Valedictory Address

Valedictorian Ahmik Burneo highlighted STU as a beacon of inclusivity and growth, fostering academic and personal development for all.


Lindsay Graham 2024 Grad Class PresidentMessage from the Grad Class President, Lindsay Graham


“As pioneers in this generation's greatest social experiment, navigating COVID during our first year, we've embraced a growth mindset, adapted, and overcome. It took determination to study online without the social interaction that others before us were used to. It took courage to move forward each year with new rules and regulations. But we were still able to make great memories with our dear STU friends.


“As we become the Class of 2024, remember how strong these challenging years have made you. You have evolved into the person you are today. Hold onto that feeling and be confident that you have what it takes to make a difference in the world.”



President's Address

President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. Nauman Farooqi welcomes all to Spring Convocation 2024.

Conferral of Degrees

Degrees in Bachelor of Applied Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Arts are conferred on graduates.


Estefania being awarded the Tom McCann Memorial Trophy by Dr. Nauman FarooqiTom McCann Memorial Trophy Recipient: Estefania Martinez


Estefania Martinez, a graduating STUdent from Honduras, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Tom McCann Memorial Trophy. The Tom McCann trophy is presented to a student who possesses strong leadership, character, and personality traits and who best portrays the spirit of the university through their contributions.


Students and faculty alike nominated her for the Tom McCann trophy, describing her as having "the qualities that exemplify St. Thomas University's fundamental goals as an institution."


"Being the recipient of this award is truly an honour, as it recognizes my academic achievements and contributions to STU. This award is not only the result from my efforts, but also of the strong network at STU, which makes initiatives, projects, and student ideas possible. I am glad to have had the opportunity to give back to a community that has given me so much in the last four years," said Estefania.

2024 University Medal Winners


Elize Davila and the Lieutenant GovernorGovernor General’s Academic Medal
Elize Davila, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Bachelor of Arts - Honours in English Language and Literature


The Governor General’s Medal, established in 1873, is one of the most prestigious awards that can be received by a student in a Canadian educational institution. It is presented to the student with the highest academic standing in the graduating class.



Rachel Doucet and Dr. Nauman FarooqiUniversity Medal for Arts 
Rachel Doucet, Fredericton, NB 
Bachelor of Arts – Honours in Psychology

The University Medal for Academic Excellence in Arts is awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall standing in the Bachelor of Arts program. The medal, the highest Arts award given by St. Thomas University, is made possible by an endowment created by President Emeritus Dr. Daniel O’Brien and his family.


Mikayla Annis and Dr. Nauman FarooqiUniversity Medal for Social Work
Mikayla Annis, Fredericton, NB
Bachelor of Social Work

The University Medal for Academic Excellence in Social Work is awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall standing in the Bachelor of Social Work program.  This  medal is made possible through an endowment created by President Emeritus, Dr. Daniel O’Brien and his family.

Memorable Reflections from Graduates

Graduates reminisced about their favourite memories at STU and what they'll miss the most.

Heartfelt Messages from Faculty and Staff

STU faculty and staff shared their warm wishes and encouragement for the Class of 2024.