It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon on August 19, more than 200 students has sung the traditional song “FPT- The River of Oath” last time together before they start their new journey. Smiles, tears, pride, these emotional moments and all unforgettable memories after four years studying will follow them for the rest of their life.
On the afternoon of August 19, FPT Education held the 2nd Commencement Ceremony in 2017 at the National Convention Center, Tu Liem, Hanoi. About 200 FPT University students received a bachelor’s degree, marking a milestone in their life.
In addition to all students and staff, FPT University is pleased to welcome the attendance of many distinguished guests including parents, relatives and friends of 200 students as well as representative from prestigious enterprises such as Mr. Yu Young Kon- Director of LG Vietnam in Hanoi, Mr. Do Ngoc Hoang- Human Resources Director of FPT Software, Mr. Phan The Dzung- Managing Director of Rikkeisoft, Mr. Tran Trung Hieu- Managing Director of TopCV Vietnam, Mr. Do Tien Hung- CEO of GVN Technology, and Ms. Nguyen Thu Hoa- FPT IS Recruiting Manager. Regarding to FPT University, Dr. Nguyen Khac Thanh- President of FPT University, Dr. Nguyen Kim Anh- Vice President of FPT University, Dr. Ta Ngoc Cau- Vice Director of FPT University Hanoi joined the ceremony with all other faculties and departments.
The ceremony began in a solemn and emotional space. Nearly 200 students dressed in graduation attire, entered the ballroom and prepared to attend the ceremony. The instrumental concert played by FPT University and staff with harmonious melody as well as Vovinam martial arts performance as reminder of the alumni memory about the period of learning at FPT University has brought a lot of emotional moments for all people in the ballroom.
The ballroom is immersed in the emotions when a look back clip which reviewed shortly about friends, lecturers, Hoa Lac campus and activities. Many wishes are sent to 200 new graduates who could not hide the emotions in the face or in the corner of the eye.
Speaking at the opening speech, Dr. Nguyen Khac Thanh sent his congratulations to the new graduates and families. The president of FPT University called this moment as a sweet escape for students but he highlighted that there are still many knowledge and skill to learn as well as many difficult challenges to conquer. “I hope you keep the desire to learn as a new student every day and learn to be the survivor, “said Dr. Nguyen Khac Thanh.
In the solemn atmosphere of the ceremony, many outstanding students was honoured with excellent performance and actively participate in university’ activities during the studying period. Of which, there are three valedictorians including Phung Minh Tung from Technology major in the first phase, Doan Ngoc Son from Technology major in the second phase and Doan Thu Ha from Business major in the first phase in 2017. In addition, 8 students were honoured for outstanding studying performance and 6 students honoured for excellent social activities performance.
On behalf of new graduates, Doan Ngoc Son has shown his respect to the university and belief of a right decision when he chose to study at FPT University. He also expected that all graduates continue to learn, improve and build a strong FPT alumni community. “We all have a dream of dare to change and now it is time for us to turn that desire into reality,” said the valedictorians from Technology major.
Being one of two international students graduated in this ceremony, Ms. Faniyi Omowunmi from Nigeria could not hide happiness and pride in her eyes. “Today is my graduation and I’m very excited. It’s like a dream come true and like a present I wish to have for a long time,” she said.
On behalf of enterprises, Mr. Yu Young Kon, Director of LG Vietnam in Hanoi also shared his view on the current labor market and the use of personnel in his company. “FPT University is one of the prestigious universities with the best IT training programs in Vietnam, especially software,” he said. “One of your graduates has worked for us and I look forward to invite more FPT University students to work for us in the future”.
Closing the Second Graduation Ceremony of 2017, as a tradition, all graduates held the degree on the left hand, put their right hand on the left chest, bow their head to parents and lectures to show their respect.
The whole students and staff of FPT University had sung the traditional song “FPT- The River of Oath” before leaving to the hall, throwing graduation cap as a signal of wishing dreams and FPT spirits flying high and far.
Images: Tuan Duy, Duy Tri, Tien Anh