400 Students Celebrate Success at Exeed College Winter Graduation Ceremony, 2021

l Inputs from Gulf News Report  |   4 mins read January 3, 2022 | 241 eye icon

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Applause, cheering and congratulatory wishes rang through the ballroom of W Hotel in Palm Jumeirah where Exeed College celebrated the winter convocation ceremony of graduates for El Exito 2021 on December 15, 2021.

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new graduates were present in person but in limited numbers. Around 400 students from more than 50 countries; 126 MBA, 112 EDBM, 121 PGCEI, and 40 CACHE Diploma graduates were felicitated for their accomplishments.

Dr. Vivek Mohan, Associate Dean, presented the Welcome Address for the dignitaries, graduates, parents and guests. He reflected that “Exito", a Spanish word for “success” is the result of sacrifice, perseverance, determination and hard work”. 

During his keynote speech, Mr. Firoz Thairinil, CEO of Westford Education Group, emphasized the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning in professional life. He mentioned how the exponential rate of change brought about by the 4th industrial revolution found an absence of knowledge and skills for professionals. This is due to rapidly changing modern tech industries where education is fast-paced and therefore, professionals need to upgrade their skills as much as possible. As such, continuing education is a necessity for all types of professionals from doctors to business people, to keep up with the demand of present-day society. He exhorted the graduates not to let go of their desire to keep learning, their will to keep themselves updated, and their vision to lead themselves and their communities towards a brighter future. 

Prof. Anil Ahluwalia, Academic Director, shared four personal anecdotes related to opportunity, failure, persistence and passion that motivated the graduates. 

Mr. Jose Luis Mendonza, Director of Institutional Relations, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain in his brief congratulatory message stressed the importance of support from family and friends behind the success of every graduate. He further added the ultimate goal of education is to provide selfless service to others and the contentment thus received. 

Dr. Gonzalo De Bobadella, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, UCAM in his graduation message conveyed best wishes to all the graduates. He added that the future looks bright as the graduates would be the torch bearers ever ready to tackle any challenges.

In his celebratory message, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Joe Yates of Liverpool John Moores University congratulated the graduates on achieving their degrees and appreciated their hard work, dedication and commitment. He quoted William Jennings Bryan, “In life, faith is the card that you are dealt with; destiny is how you play them”.

Ms. Poonam Heryni, Head of Teacher Education and Qualification, encouraged the class of 2021 to make it the mission of their lives - never be discouraged, never hold back and give everything you’ve got—Surge Forward. She said while much has changed in the world over the year gone by, Exeed College was proud to see that the next generation of educators are well prepared to help overcome the challenges of both today and tomorrow and to find solutions that would transform our educational landscape for the better.

Mr. Aneesh Soni, a graduate of MBA in Operations and Project Management in his acceptance speech, called out to his fellow graduates to carve their own niche in an ever dynamic world and create an unforgettable future in the process. 

After the official felicitations, the graduates duly received their degrees in the presence of family and friends.

Ms. Joanne Jordan accepted the Magne Cum Laude for receiving the highest marks and Ms. Laetitia Mukeshimana accepted the Best dissertation award for MBA. 

Mr. Aneesh Soni was given a special recognition award for outstanding service to Exeed Student Council. 

Dr. Frithi Herbert, Mr. Thomas Nelson, Ms. Kerry Niccholls, and Ms. Sandy Lee were also given the Magne Cum Laude awards for PGCEi. 

After the ceremony, Mr. Irfan Shaikh and Mr. Arshad Ashraf, along with Mr. Shahid Wani and Ms. Salma Yehia hosted a variety of entertainment programmes and games to keep the audience engaged. Ms. Rajasri K.N. hosted the entire evening as an MC. 

Students and guests made the evening theirs. It was their time to celebrate. They threw the hats in style and gathered to take group photos in their graduating attire. The night ended on a musical note. DJ played hit dance songs from around the globe. Students and guests shook their legs to the tune.

Visit Exeed College website www.exeedcollege.com to know about the college, programs, admission requirements and more.


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