On the afternoon of July 16, a warm and joyful commencement ceremony was held for the 2012 Class of IMPA at SPPM. With 126 IMPA alumni, this year SPPM graduated the fifth class of 31 graduates for seventeen developing countries.
Prof. MENG Bo, Associate Dean, Hosted the Ceremony
Prof. YUAN Si, Vice President
Prof. WU Yongping, Associate Dean
In this memorable occasion, Prof. YUAN Si, Vice President of Tsinghua University and Prof. WU Yongping, Associate Dean of SPPM, congratulated the class on behalf of the university and our school. With Prof. MENG Bo being the MC, the ceremony was lightened up by the presence of representatives from the Embassies of the students. Students also received congratulations from staff of Graduate School and International Students Office whom they regularly interacted with. Managers from MCC Overseas also attended the ceremony and sent their greetings.
One special session in the Commencement this year was the establishment of the “Public Service Award”. This award is set up to acknowledge the spirit and contribution of students who strive to help others and to make a difference. This year, Blaise Kraffa won the first award for his ceaselessly caring and support for his counterparts and public service spirit shown when he decided to financially support a Chinese college student since his visit to Wenchuan. Prof. MENG Qingguo, Party Secretary, presented the award to him.
At last, Vice President Yuan and Associate Dean Wu conferred the degree to each graduate.