You might think that after 10 years of teaching, attending convocation ceremonies would get, well, old. It’s not true for me. In fact, I might be getting even more sentimental with each passing year. Yes, I still get a little uncomfortable dressing up like Professor McGonagall and heading out in public, but the pageantry of the event certainly marks it as an extraordinary day.
The convocation held this week was particularly extraordinary as it was the first time I saw students I had taught, graduate with a credential from a program that I helped to create. In many ways, this group were pioneers. No, a BBA in Marketing Management isn’t a new degree, but it was for them, the first class of this new program. They were part of its development, and their input, experience and feedback will help to shape the future courses for those that follow.
I was thrilled when this exceptional group joined the new program. I was even happier to see them successfully complete it. They accomplished incredible things in each class. I can’t wait to see what they do next.
Congratulations to you all. It has been such a rewarding experience to have worked with you over the last few years. Thank you, for all you have taught me. I wish you all great success.
Amanda, this must be an incredible experience witness your own students graduating, one which I look forward to someday!
I truly enjoy each convocation event. Hopefully you can experience this next June.
Great accomplishment for the students and the instructors who taught them. That’s why we are in this business!