2015 IMBA Graduation Ceremony
The 2015 IMBA Graduation Ceremony was held at the International Conference Hall in the first floor of Commerce Building of the National Chengchi University on June 13, 2015. It was a memorable moment for all graduates as they were not only excited for their accomplishments in the past two years, but also the bright future they would have ahead of them. It is also another milestone for their fruitful career and business development.
To start off the ceremony, Professor Kwei Tang, the Dean and University Chair of College of Commerce, and, Professor Samuel Chen, the Director of the IMBA Program, gave some opening remarks. They was pleased to have Miss Celine Yoda/Konkobo , Ambassadeur of Ambassage du Burkina Faso en Republique de Chine, as a special guest for the graduation ceremony and to have those graduates’ family members and friends for coming to the ceremony. They also thanked for the accomplishments for the program, especially the IMPCT team formed by the 2013-intake students being chosen to compete in the grand finals of annual Clinton Global Initiative/Hult Prize Challenge, which is one of the largest students’ competition in the world.
Prof. Tang wished the graduates could implement the advanced knowledge they learned in the IMBA program into real life, face with challenges by finding out their opportunities and succeed in their life. Prof. Chen announced the new launched website that could connect over 500 graduates and current students in more than 50 countries and hoped that the graduates would make better use of it. He also wished that the graduates could regarded the IMBA program as their IMBA program, leaving a lasting impact on their future and making the IMBA program toward the world – whether it is the global network they have established through the program or the lifelong friendships. Jane Ko, the President of the IMBA Alumni Association, also showed her congratulations to all graduates who would also become alumnus after graduation with great helping hands and opening doors from all other IMBA members and alumnus. She wished the graduates all success in accomplishing their dreams and goals.
Nestor Jose Reyes Lopez was honored to represent the 2013-intake classmates to come to the stage and to share his amazing and enjoyable moments in Taiwan. The IMBA program taught him that making changes did not require money but ideas, friendship, networking, bonds, purpose and trust. Technical skills are important but knowledge and analytical skills are crucial to make decisions. He deeply thanked NCCU for being the tool to bring them together to mingle and grow, the platform in which they jumpstarted their own changes. At the end, he wished his classmates and peers to pursue their goals and dreams so as to become a better version of themselves and intelligent divers of technological tools and be humans that lead positive changes.
After the graduation ceremony in the morning, graduates, their fellow classmates, IMBA professors, guests and family members would go to the year’s Graduation Gala at the Westin Hotel for celebration.