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Another milestone for Mcast

Mcast principal Maurice Grech presenting a certificate to one of the graduates, yesterday. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Mcast principal Maurice Grech presenting a certificate to one of the graduates, yesterday. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The first batch of graduates from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology received their degrees yesterday, marking a milestone for the college.

Speaking during the ceremony, Stephen Zerafa, an engineering graduate, said it was difficult for him and his course mates to quit their job after they got their higher national diploma to be able to further their studies but, ultimately, they thought it would be a worthwhile step to take.

Mr Zerafa thanked Mcast principal Maurice Grech, “who today is seeing his dream and what he worked for being realised successfully”.

Previously, students at the college had to continue their studies abroad or at the University to be able to get a degree – and often at a hefty price – but in 2008 a vocational degree was introduced, accredited by the college itself.

The graduates are:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design and Interactive Media

Julian Mallia, Chiara Bonello, Raycine Cassar, James RaymondCutajar, Joel Benjamin Cutajar, Manuel Delia, Glenn Grech, David Portelli, Mark Scicluna, Matthew Karl Stroud and Jessica Tonna.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 3D Design and Interiors

Antoinette Mamo, Sarah Ann Bartolo, Sadie Borg, James Francis Busuttil, Antonella Calleja, Lorraine Callus, Donna Cassar, Nadege Cassar, Rebecca Cilia, Tatiana Coleiro, Melania Grech, Lana Mamo, Joseph Sant, Amadeo Vella, Audrey Vella and Trudy Xuereb.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electronics Engineering

Anne Marie Cachia, Mark Camilleri and Nicholas Formosa.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electronics and Control Engineering

Stephen Zahra, Ephraim Azzopardi, Johann Borg, Janet Bugeja, Nicholas Cachia, Edmund De Giovanni, Kenneth Galea, Jonathan Mifsud, Daniel Pisani and Shawn Roderick Sciberras.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Development

Kim Delmote, Kevin Agius, Ann Marie Attard, Darryll Baldacchino, Ryan Balzan, Glenn Borg, Mark Philip Camilleri, Ian Ciantar, Ryan Joseph Ellul, Andreas John Grech, Adrian Muxi, Josef George Orland, Cameron Saliba, Richard Schembri and Gabriel Spiteri.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Networks

Keith Pace, Suzanne Caruana, Daniel Micallef and Glenn Previ.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Enterprise

Karen Bonavia, Jack Bartolo Parnis, Judy Marie Catania and Tanita Incorvaja.

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