Thursday was a pretty exciting day for Ben Anderson, as the New Zealand native graduated from the Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook.
But a more exciting day took place back in September, on the first day of his final year, when Anderson became a father.
Eight-month old Arran Anderson-White was all smiles and quickly became the centre of attention once the formalities were over at the school’s graduation and awards ceremony at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
Just minutes before Anderson had been awarded the Western Regional Health Authority Fourth Year Academic Award.
Anderson said receiving the award, which is presented to the graduate with the highest academic average in nursing courses in the fourth year, was a great honour.
“I was very surprised. It’s been a tremendous year. There’s been a lot going on,” he said adding “obviously” as he glanced down at his son in his arms…