Dr Joel Farnworth, Dean, Business & Management Studies #eiuparis ; Class of 2023; Graduation speech – 18 March 2023 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Dear esteemed guests of honor, convocation organizing committee lead by Mapletree Academy – EIU-Paris primary partner in Malaysia, graduands, family members, friends, and well-wishers, it is my utmost pleasure to welcome you all to this convocation ceremony on behalf of EIU-Paris.
This day marks a special occasion in the history of EIU-Paris. It is a day of celebration, a day to recognize the hard work, dedication, and achievements of our graduates. As we gather here today, we acknowledge that our greatest accomplishment lies right in front of us in the form of each and every one of our graduates. You make us proud, and we feel accomplished to have educated and prepared you to be better fitted for the 21st-century dynamically evolving job market.
Over the years, EIU-Paris has made great strides in advocating for high-quality international higher education, and we are thrilled to announce that we have received another new 4-year term extension of the ASIC, UK accreditation as a premier institution. We have also been ranked No. 55 in the whole world for 2023 as the BEST business school, listed along with such prestigious universities as Wharton, Harvard, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, Stanford, and many more. These achievements are a testament to our commitment to academic excellence and our dedication to producing outstanding graduates.
At EIU-Paris, we pride ourselves on doing things that no other university is able to do and achieve in such a short time. This is all thanks to our fine and talented students and graduates – who are the main reasons why we are able to accomplish all these almost impossible feats. Today, we honor and celebrate the graduating class of 2023, who have demonstrated exceptional skills, knowledge, and a deep commitment to their academic pursuits.
To our dear graduands, I offer my heartfelt congratulations on this special day. Your hard work, determination, and perseverance have paid off, and you have earned your degrees. As you leave EIU-Paris and embark on the next phase of your journey, I encourage you to embrace new challenges and meet them with strength and courage.
Remember that the skills and knowledge you have gained at EIU-Paris are valuable assets that will serve you well in all areas of your life.
I urge you to use the knowledge and skills you have gained at EIU-Paris to make a lasting positive impact on the people around you. Be the change you want to see in the world, and always strive to make a difference in the lives of others. As you move forward, please know that you will always be part of the EIU-Paris family.
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In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to the convocation organizing committee lead by Mapletree, our esteemed guests of honor, family members, friends, and well-wishers for joining us on this special day. To our graduates, I offer my sincerest congratulations once again, and I wish you all the very best as you embark on the next chapter of your lives. Thank you, and let’s continue to grow as a family!