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 promise to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing world.
I will embrace the founding values of Brescia’s Ursuline Sisters by living my life with honesty and integrity, by respecting the rights, beliefs and dignity of all people and by cherishing the gifts of creation.
I will pursue a just world, commit to the service of those around me and actively engage in the communities to which I belong.
I recognize that I am now a member of a distinguished alumnae family. I will honour this kinship by upholding the traditions, commitments and high standards of those Brescia alumnae who have blazed a trail before me and by encouraging the best achievements of those who will follow.
This is my sacred pledge.
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!