Graduation day- an important milestone in the journey of students
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Students become graduates on the commencement day. Graduation day is a special, memorable occasion, the day when all the hardwork and sacrifice done by students, parents and family members yield results which unfold in front of their eyes.
Graduation is an important milestone in the learning journey of students. The Commencement day 2017 of PSGIM was held recently. Around 325 students from Anna University, MBA full time and Part time, PGDM and students of MBA, University of Toledo were given their degree certificates. Awards for meritorious students and special recognition for achievements was given on the occasion.
Dr. Gary S. Insch, Dean, College of Business and Innovation (COBI), The University of Toledo was the chief guest. Dr. Sammy Juan Spann, Assistant Provost, the University of Toledo was the guest of honour. L Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions declared the commencement programme open. Dr. R. Nandagopal, Director, PSGIM gave the welcome address.
Dr.Gary S. Insch gave away the degree certificates to the students. In his address the graduates, while congratulating the graduates he said, “Through Commerce comes wealth and you are the managers of wealth.
He mentioned five skills of leadership that students should possess namely compassion, critical thinking, commitment, communication and character. These skills will make you better leaders of tomorrow”, he further added. He stressed the importance of integrity of character. “Your integrity is the only thing over which you have complete control, don’t lose it in exchange for anything in your life”. He advised the students to be scrupulously honest which will make them the best leaders in today’s world.
Dr. Sammy Juan Spann while addressing the students mentioned two things which he said he is always amazed about- skyscrapers and butterflies. “The highest skyscrapers are 20 feet deep which talks about the hard work that has gone into building them. Students should be willing to work hard and gain deep knowledge about things they work on. Butterflies though they look beautiful, one should understand the toil the tiny caterpillar went through to become a beautiful butterfly. Be like the caterpillar which waits for the right opportunity and time to come out as beautiful butterflies” he added.
Special awards for exemplary students were given by L.Gopalakrishnan. The ALG ThulasiligamRajamani Endowment Award for the highest rank holder- male went to Josan to Thattil of Master of Business Administration – full time, Anna University. The ALG ThulasiligamRajamani Endowment Award for the highest rank holder- female was received by M.R.Poojaof Master of Business Administration – full time, Anna University. The ALG ThulasiligamRajamani Endowment Award for the highest rank holder- male went to B.VinothKumar, Master of Business Administration – part time, Anna University. The Dr.N.Mahalingam Best Outgoing Student award was bagged by A.Kishore Kumar of PGDM
The Dun & Brad Street Best Outgoing Student award was received by S.Raghavendran, Master of Business Administration, University of Toledo .The ALPS award went to S.Sanjay Ganesh, Master of Business Administration, Anna University for hisactive participation in the ALPS programme. The Best Student Coordinator for placement award was given to B.Prakash, MBA, Anna University.