It was June again. The 2019 graduates have completed their studies and will sail from their alma mater to start a new journey.
On the morning of June 21st, the 2019 convocation officially kicked off in the stadium on Shungeng Campus of Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE). More than 7753 graduates, with university leaders and faculties, witnessed this exciting moment together.
After some routine procedures, President Zhao Zhongxiu made a speech on the ceremony. On behalf of all the faculty, he congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of their studies in SDUFE, delivered his best wishes to them, and shared with everyone the development of the SDUFE in the past four years, such as the construction of the main Campus of Shengjing, the ranking of SDUFE in the top ten financial and economic universities in China, gaining the qualifications for graduate students with exemption from postgraduate entrance exams, and the successful establishment of a continuous academic project that involves bachelor, master and doctoral studies. President Zhao said, in the past four years, students have made great contribution to SDUFE’s development with their outstanding ability and unresourceful youth passion, leaving a beautiful scenery on the way of reform and development of SDUFE.
He also encouraged all graduates to seize the opportunity to forge ahead, to strive to be the contributors of the Chinese dream, and aim to become the dream catcher in the new era. “We must look to the whole world, and never forget why we started. “
Afterwards, alumni representative Sheng Xitai, faculty representative Professor Barry Lesser from Dalhousie University and Professor Yu Wenguang from the School of Insurance, student representatives Xin Xiaohui from the School of Economics and Gong Haokun from the School of Literature and Journalism, also made speeches. Che Bin, deputy party secretary of the CPC School Committee, chaired the ceremony.