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KUST Held Graduation Ceremony and Degree Awarding Ceremony for 2019 Graduates

On the morning of June 21, KUST held the graduation ceremony and bachelor’s degree awarding ceremony for the 2019 College Graduates at the No. 2 Gymnasium of Chenggong Campus. KUST leaders including ZHANG Yingjie, WANG Xueqin, TIAN Jun, LI li, NIU Zhiliang, YI Jianhong, TAO Guangrong, ZHOU Fengyue, SHU Hongchun, YANG Bin and WANG Nengmin attended the ceremony. Vice President SHU Hongchun presided over the ceremony. There were over 5200 persons, including the 2019 College Graduates, parents’ representatives, alumni representatives, heads of various functional departments,heads of various colleges, graduate counselors, head teachers, teachers’ representatives and news  media  reporters, participated in the ceremony.

 

 

President WANG Xueqin delivered a speech at the ceremony. He said affectionately, “Witnessing everyone to set sail for a new journey, I feel stronger attached than ever before besides excitement and joy.. Seeing you going far away, I hope that before you leave, you could go to the campus, visit your teachers, and say “thank you” to your counselor and head teachers, say “taking care” to your classmates, roommates, teachers and sisters!” He congratulated the graduates on being “more beautiful, stronger, more knowledgeable and more capable than they were four years ago and on getting the “factory certificate” of “KUST” engraved with the label of “Made In KUST” forever and truly having the proud status of “KUST’person” for their lifetime .”

 

 

With regard to the troubles of the graduates, such as worrying about whether graduates can gain a firm foothold in society, worrying about their stepping on the minefields when they are just employed, President WANG sincerely taught them  three “tips”. The first is “self-reliance”. He hoped that the graduates could have the courage to be themselves, to be responsible for themselves in the material and spiritual pursuits, to regard career as the first pursuit of life, to consider work as the first need of life, and to take the initiative to take up the responsibility of entrepreneurship. The second is “self-confidence”. He hoped that each graduate would believe in himself, find his own strengths and advantages, maintain an optimistic attitude, learn to set successful people as good examples and learn from their experience, learn to praise himself, and through his own unremitting efforts to be more self-confidence and achieve life goals. The third is “self-improvement”. He hoped that as the graduate students of KUST, they could become better selfs than yesterday through this wisdom and hard work, so as to enrich his knowledge and improve his superb ability and competitiveness. President WANG also expressed his best wishes  to the graduates: Keep a good state of mind, dare to dream and dare to make mistakes. In the most vigorous days, the graduates should let the light of youth illuminate the journey and strive to write your own biography.

 

Finally, as the lead singer, President WANG sang “Ode to the Motherland” with all the people at the scene, eulogized the great era with loud and clear songs and presented gifts to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

 

 

During the ceremony, ZHANG Yingjie, Secretary of the CPC Committee, presented the appointment letter to alumni volunteer contact persons of 2019. NIU Zhiliang, member of the Standing Committee of the University Party Committee and Vice President, read decision on the appointment. YI Jianhong, member of the Standing Committee of the University Party Committee and Vice President, read the decision on awarding degree. XIE Yuehui, a 1987 graduate majoring in metal pressure processing, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xianjian Technology Company, made a speech on behalf of the majority of alumni. Professor YAO Qingshi from Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, graduate WU Jinjian from Class 151 of Faculty of Land and Resources Engineering made their speech on behalf of the teachers and graduates respectively.

 

 

 

In the course of awarding degree, the KUST leaders turned the tassel for the graduates and took photos with them one by one. Each wonderful moment was fixed at the scene of the event. KUST gave the beautiful pictures to the graduates as a graduation gift before their leaving for their own future.

 

 

In addition, in order to meet the graduates’ desire to pursue personalized graduation photos, KUST also arranged various display boards outside the gymnasium, such as “May there be a bright future and there be years to look back.” “I love KUST”, huge diploma and alumni card, etc.

 

 

 

Translated by: YUN Hailun, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: REN Zhaoying, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Issued by: Division of Overseas Cooperation (English)

Edited by: KUST News Center