In 2012, Brescia introduced a bold new alumnae ring ceremony to Baccalaureate!
The Brescia Alumnae ring is a simple depiction of the Brescia dove. In Greek mythology the dove was the bird of the Goddess Athena, representing the renewal of life. We see similar meanings for the dove as depicted in Chinese, Japanese, Hindu and Islamic traditions. And, of course, for Christians, the dove represents the sacred gifts of peace, consistency, wisdom and the spirit of the Creator.
It was designed to show the lasting spirit of Brescia and all that it stands for. We hope that this ring will become a lasting tie to Brescia and a reminder of your time spent with us.
Following the presentation of a ring to each student at Baccalaureate, the graduating class recites the Alumnae Pledge.
The Brescia Alumnae Pledge
As a proud graduate of Brescia University College, I pledge my loyalty to my Alma Mater.
I promise to uphold and embrace the founding values and principles of the Ursuline Sisters by living my life with honesty and personal integrity. I promise to pursue a just world and actively contribute to the greater good of society.
I promise to strive for personal and professional excellence to honour the bold alumnae who came before me and set an example for the bold women who will follow.
In all things, I promise to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing world.
This is my pledge to myself, my family, my fellow alumnae and Brescia.
Getting your Alumnae Ring
If you are graduating this year from Brescia, the cost of our sterling silver alumnae ring has already been covered in your student fees, so be sure to contact the Alumnae Relations Office to ensure you get sized for your ring.
If you are already an alumna, you can still be part of this exciting tradition that is exclusive to Brescia graduates. Contact JB Simpson Jewellers to order your ring today!