|Students who graduated Dept of Architecture enjoyed thier celebration.|
CWNU allows graduates not to attend their graduation. Bachelor's degree ceremonies were therefore held in each department, and each department autonomously determined its own time and place, in order to attract active participation from graduates.
Only the commencement ceremony for Master’s and Doctor’s degrees was held in the auditorium. The ceremony began with a pledge of allegiance and introduction of the school’s history. This was followed by the awarding of diplomas, donation of development funds and the congratulatory address.
This year’s keynote speaker was the President of CWNU, Lee Chan-gyu, who said, “Graduation means not an end but a beginning…what you have learned and studied at the university can be used for appropriate and beneficial purposes. I believe you can do this. It will lead you to become a better and more useful person in society. It goes without saying that your effort will make a better society.”
Lee Gyu-tae (Dept. of Business Administration, 10), CEO of Hyundai Mechatec, received a lot of attention as he was granted a doctor of Business Administration degree. As part of his graduation requirement, he did a study on the relationship between apartment prices and bank loans.
One graduate, Rye Seung-bong (Dept. of Economics, '06) said, "I'm sorry to say goodbye after four years with my friends and seniors and juniors. But I'm very happy to graduate and receive many congratulations." Another graduate, Park Min-gyu (Dept. of Architecture Engineering, '05) was filled with bittersweet emotions during the ceremony. He said, "I will adapt well to society and do my best to become a proud CWNU graduate." Son In (Dept. of English Language & Literature, '05) expressed mixed feelings having graduation, too. And he said that he would grow as a passionate person who wants to keep studying and trying to better himself through outside experiences, applying the passion which he has acquired.
About 500 people, including students' parents and invited guests, attended the ceremony and celebrated the graduation. CWNU has graduated a total of 43,925 students to date.
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