OnÂ the 5th Â of June 2013, 52 students from the Â Division of Studies in English celebrated Graduation Ceremony. The Ceremony was held in theÂ newly opened University Auditorium of the University Didactic Complex.
Over 400 guests Â â€“ Graduatesâ€™ Â friends as well as Â 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 LodzÂ region. Universityâ€™sÂ authorityÂ were represented by the Â Â Vice Rector for Science â€“ Prof. Lucyna Wozniak accompanied by the esteemed Â Members of the Boards of the Military-Medical Faculty and the Medical Faculty –Â Professor Jurek Olszewski â€“Dean of the Faculty and Vice- deans- Professors: Dariusz Moczulski, Zbigniew Dudkiewicz and Jerzy Sokolowski. The Ceremony was presided by Vice â€“ Dean for Studies in English , Professor Ireneusz Majsterek. The official part of the eventÂ commencedÂ with the processional entrance of the GraduatesÂ and the University Authorities escortedÂ by the UniversityÂ Flag Â and was followedÂ by The National Anthem performed by the University Choir.
Then , the Graduates were addressed withÂ theÂ graduation greetings and congratulations from theÂ University Rector, Faculty Members and the representative of theÂ municipal authorities. The diploma presentation was preceded by the solemn moment of The Â Â Hippocratic OathÂ taken by all Â the Graduates.
TheÂ bestÂ Graduates who achieved the top overall performance:
4 year MDÂ Â Â – Dr PrzemysĹ‚aw Ignaciuk , PolandÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
5 year DMD â€“ DrÂ Wei-Chuan Wang , Taiwan
6 year MDÂ Â â€“Â Dr Sara Hagstrom, Sweden
and also those who were involved in extracurricular activities for the Â student community:
4 year MD
– Dr Samantha Catherine Janiga, USA
– Dr Francis Tandoh, USA
– Dr Rehana Ahmed, Canada
– Dr Tasha Gaige, USA
– DrÂ Faheem Javed, Canada
– Dr Thomas Mross, Germany
– DrÂ Folami Popoola, USA
were honored with special thanks, congratulations and souvenirs.
Then all the Graduates wereÂ announced in the alphabetical order to come up to the stage to be dressedÂ by the Dean with the traditional graduation hood, toÂ receive the display diploma, souvenirs and congratulations from the faculty. The audience gathered inÂ the hall enthusiastically welcomedÂ every new graduate.
Afterwards, theÂ President of The Student Government, Mr Marcel Leichle, on behalf ofÂ the Graduates 2013, awarded Â lettersÂ of distinction forÂ The Teacher of theÂ Year from each study program:
4Â year MD Â Â –Â Â Dr Lukasz Jasek-Â Clinic of Neurology
5Â year DMD –Â Dr Joanna Kunert â€“ Conservative Dentistry
6 Â year MDÂ Â Â â€“ Dr Tomasz GaszyĹ„ski â€“ Anasthesiology and Intensive Care DepartmentÂ Â
and for Â the Student of the Year :
4 year MD – Â Dr Francis Tandoh
6 year MD –Â Dr Folami Popoola
The Farewell speech of theÂ President of The Alumni Society, Mr Isaac Rouqe and the representatives of Allumni 2011 and 2012 was one of the closing moments ofÂ the ceremony. This wonderful celebration ended withÂ â€ś Gaudeamus â€śâ€“ a historical academicÂ anthem performedÂ Â by the University Choir. Then , among spontaneous ovations ofÂ friends, younger fellows andÂ relatives in tears ofÂ 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 allÂ guests.