On the 5th of June 2013, 52 students from the Division of Studies in English celebrated Graduation Ceremony. The Ceremony was held in the newly opened University Auditorium of the University Didactic Complex.
Over 400 guests – Graduates’ friends as well as family members attended this Ceremony.
It was also honored by the presence of the Representatives of the highest authorities of the City Hall and the Lodz region. University’s authority were represented by the Vice Rector for Science – Prof. Lucyna Wozniak accompanied by the esteemed Members of the Boards of the Military-Medical Faculty and the Medical Faculty – Professor Jurek Olszewski –Dean of the Faculty and Vice- deans- Professors: Dariusz Moczulski, Zbigniew Dudkiewicz and Jerzy Sokolowski. The Ceremony was presided by Vice – Dean for Studies in English , Professor Ireneusz Majsterek. The official part of the event commenced with the processional entrance of the Graduates and the University Authorities escorted by the University Flag and was followed by The National Anthem performed by the University Choir.
Then , the Graduates were addressed with the graduation greetings and congratulations from the University Rector, Faculty Members and the representative of the municipal authorities. The diploma presentation was preceded by the solemn moment of The Hippocratic Oath taken by all the Graduates.
The best Graduates who achieved the top overall performance:
4 year MD – Dr Przemysław Ignaciuk , Poland
5 year DMD – Dr Wei-Chuan Wang , Taiwan
6 year MD – Dr Sara Hagstrom, Sweden
and also those who were involved in extracurricular activities for the student community:
4 year MD
– Dr Samantha Catherine Janiga, USA
– Dr Francis Tandoh, USA
– Dr Rehana Ahmed, Canada
– Dr Tasha Gaige, USA
– Dr Faheem Javed, Canada
– Dr Thomas Mross, Germany
– Dr Folami Popoola, USA
were honored with special thanks, congratulations and souvenirs.
Then all the Graduates were announced in the alphabetical order to come up to the stage to be dressed by the Dean with the traditional graduation hood, to receive the display diploma, souvenirs and congratulations from the faculty. The audience gathered in the hall enthusiastically welcomed every new graduate.
Afterwards, the President of The Student Government, Mr Marcel Leichle, on behalf of the Graduates 2013, awarded letters of distinction for The Teacher of the Year from each study program:
4 year MD – Dr Lukasz Jasek- Clinic of Neurology
5 year DMD – Dr Joanna Kunert – Conservative Dentistry
6 year MD – Dr Tomasz Gaszyński – Anasthesiology and Intensive Care Department
and for the Student of the Year :
4 year MD – Dr Francis Tandoh
6 year MD – Dr Folami Popoola
The Farewell speech of the President of The Alumni Society, Mr Isaac Rouqe and the representatives of Allumni 2011 and 2012 was one of the closing moments of the ceremony. This wonderful celebration ended with “ Gaudeamus “– a historical academic anthem performed by the University Choir. Then , among spontaneous ovations of friends, younger fellows and relatives in tears of joy, the graduates were posing for commemorative photos, including throwing graduation caps in the air . The photo session was followed by a post-graduation reception for the University faculty members, graduates and all guests.