Graduating university is a significant celebration and we are looking for a student representative to offer a valedictory address to all fellow graduating students, faculty and guests at Spring Convocation 2023.

Clara Kelly, BN

Clara Kelly

Valedictorian Clara Kelly will address spring 2023 graduates in the faculties of arts; science, applied science and engineering; and business on the Saint John campus.

Clara is graduating with a bachelor of nursing degree. She has been a Dean’s List student all four years of her degree, as well as UNB’s Saint John Nursing Society representative and president in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Clara was heavily involved with the UNB community in both academics and extracurriculars as the Seawolves women’s volleyball team manager, Summer Term in Europe Program (STEP) assistant and Student Representative Council (SRC) nursing and health sciences student representative for two years.

Alongside her community involvement, Clara earned many awards and accomplishments, including UNB’s Saint John Graduating Student Leader Award and SRC Excellence in Service Award. She also received the Foley Woodroffe Scholarship and was part of the Golden Key International Honours Society.

“As valedictorian of the Saint John campus, I represent the excellence of our graduating class,” said Clara. “Every student in our class has had a distinct and unique experience at UNB. We have experienced a pandemic, online and hybrid learning, and many other historical events. Together, we learned, survived and bonded, and will remember this time at UNB Saint John long after we graduate.”