Schiller Madrid celebrates Class of 2022 graduation
June 10, 2022
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Caps were flying high as students from the Class of 2022 from the Madrid campus of Schiller International University graduated yesterday.
Following Heidelberg last week, Schiller International University held the graduation ceremony in Madrid, where Professor José Pinto welcomed graduates accompanied by families and friends, faculty and staff at the Espacio Maldonado for a night of inspiring words and celebration. This was the first time that the graduation could be held in person after two years of social distancing imposed by the pandemic.
Campus Director Isabel Campbell started the proceedings by congratulating students on their resilience and asked them to stay in touch with Schiller and its entire alumni network, to take full advantage of networking in their future careers.
Chief Academic Officer and Provost Victoria Bamond then addressed the graduates and shared her path to success. She urged them to never give up despite initial rejects and “keep knocking even when a door shuts in your face”.
Schiller Alumni and Executive President of the Academy of Diplomacy, Santiago Velo de Antelo, recalled his days as a student of international relations and the privilege of being able to have small classes where the relationship was very intense and close. He also advised students to develop a critical mindset in the face of media over-information and to maintain their relationships with his fellow students.
Academic Dean Jesús Soto then presented the Student Awards. The Valedictorian Award went to Tatjana Gojmerac Cinta, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy, for her academic excellence; and the Velazquez Award was given to Elia Brusco, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy, for his outstanding leadership and rendered service to the University, its students and cross-cultural understanding. Elia asked Schiller to continue growing, and to his fellow graduates he advised, “Be ready to face adversity”.
The graduates then walked to the stage to receive their diplomas, after which they moved the tassel to the left to indicate their new status as graduates and threw their caps to the sky. The celebrations continued on the rooftop terrace overlooking Madrid.
"Go Schillerians, make your alma mater proud," concluded CEO President Marta Muñiz as they walked away with their tassels hanging on the left side of their caps.
"Go Schillerians, make your alma mater proud".