On the morning of March 26th,the 2016 Commencement of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Gradate School was held in the stadium of Minhang Campus. The host of this ceremony was Xu Xuemin, VicePresident of SJTU and Dean of Graduate School. Party Secretary Jiang Sixian andPresident Zhang Jie, deans, mentors and other faculty members, invited guests and all the graduates, a total of 3,000 people presented the ceremony.
The president of Shang Jiao Tong University, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences gave a passionate speech under the title “Leading the Future with Innovation”. He hoped that the graduate of SJTU can inherent the innovative spirit of this institution, and keep on exploring for the progress of society, using the “innovative gene ofSJTU” to push the boundaries of human imagination and knowledge. He encouragedthe graduates to lead the future with innovation, just as their 120-year-old alma mater, and jointly build a new splendid centennial of wonder for SJTU.
On the ceremony, Mrs. Tang Yew Zoe Chi was awarded honorary doctorate degree. Vice President Huang Zhen read the speech of praise and President Zhang Jie switched her tassel and handed her diploma, and Party Secretary Jiang Sixian sent her the souvenir. Mrs. Tang Yew Zeo Chi then delivered a speech to thank for the honor from her beloved alma mater. She said that she will continue to dedicate herself into the education undertaking of China, and that the future of SJTU will be even brighter.
Accompanied by cheerful music, the doctorate diploma recipients in their graduate cap and gown, walked onto the podium to receive their diplomas individually. Party Secretary Jiang Sixian,President Zhang Jie shake hands with each one of them and switched their tassels, as well as handed them their diplomas and took group photos, while the master’s degree recipient of each discipline stood up on their seats and received their diplomas collectively.
On behalf of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,Jiang Sixian and Zhang Jie received the clay work “Forget-Thou-Not” in memory of their time in SJTU. Meanwhile, they sent the hood monogramed with SJTU logo and ribbon, both of which were part of the graduate costume, to graduates as gifts of best wishes.
Towards the end of the ceremony, he exhorted all graduates to firstly remember their responsibilities and be willing to dedicate, secondly to always cooperate, and thirdly to keep high aspirations and be humble. He also wished all the 2016 graduates to advance hand in hand with their alma mater and live a splendid life.
In the end, the chorus of SJTU sang the song On Wings of Song to express their best wishes, and whole ceremony in the melody of the anthem of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.