The ceremony for the Full-time MBA programme class of 2022 can now be viewed online. It recognises the achievements of 147 students of multiple nationalities, with an average age of 30.
The Executive MBA programme class of 2022 can also now be viewed online. This year, 104 students of multiple nationalities graduated the executive programme. The average age of the graduating student body was 34.
Fearless in the pursuit of positive change
RSM Dean, Prof. Ansgar Richter, opened the ceremonies with a speech in acknowledgement of the students’ triumph at overcoming tough obstacles these last 12 months during their study. “I encourage you to be fearless in the pursuit of positive change,” said Prof. Richter.
Prof. Nicola Kleyn, Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Corporate Marketing, urged graduates to climb the mountains and learn to stop, celebrate and enjoy the view from the top. “You have undertaken a tough programme under even tougher circumstances. And now you’ve arrived on the other side, victorious,” said Prof. Kleyn.
The director of corporate and alumni relations, Sue Martin, encouraged graduates to join the RSM alumni network saying, “You will know in this world that friendship, kindness and community are the most important things in this world. Welcome to the alumni family!”
Receiving their diplomas – at last!
Hearty applause and the occasional hoot broke out as the graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas from Prof. Kleyn. Each graduate had the satisfied look of accomplishment (and more than a bit of relief) on their face as they turned their graduation cap tassel from right to left and exited the stage, new MBA and EMBA alumni.
In recognition of their exceptional academic achievements, several EMBA and MBA graduates were presented with notable Dean’s Honours.
Full-time MBA cum laude graduates included:
Andrés Alfonso Ammann; Magdalena Andrzejewska; Mira Awwad; Henrique Cesar Vaz Guimarães Nogueira; Ananth Sai Reddy Eragam; Felipe Gonzaga Fernandes; Francisco Fonseca Pires Duarte Guerreiro; Mehedi Hasan; Vaishnavi Ketharnathan; Kamal Kishore; Georgios Lampridis; Veronica Yangfan Li; Abhimanyu Maheshwari; Steven Packer; Alexander Patzke; Johannes Radnitz; Gereon Rolvering; Mikaela Patricia Sanchez; Christian Schwampe; Kahori Tanaka; Ashutosh Chikkanayakanahalli Vishwanath Setty; Willem Vorster; and Chenyi Wu.
Full-time MBA summa cum laude graduates included:
Lisanne Adriaens; Scott Campbell; and Mukund Ganesh.
EMBA graduates with Dean’s Honours included:
Umut Barutçi; Andi Bimo; Andrea Fabbri; Inge Helderman; Erik Jongbloed; Bart van Keimpema; Peter Kranendonk; Aniket Lewarkar; Sven Neubeck; Gregorii Aleksandrovich Nikitin; Andrei Pîslariu; Juozas Pocevicius; Bruno van Rooijen; Jan Ruitenberg; Anna Yevhenivna Struk; Maurits Stuyt; Shijing Tan; Pim Verdaasdonk; Puneet Virk; Nikolaos Vogiatzis; Johannes Wennink; and Yizhi Wu.
EMBA graduates with Dean’s Honours with Distinction included:
Santiago Figueira; Vladislav Gatev; and Athanasia Kanli.
A special faculty award was given by the MBA and EMBA graduating classes to the faculty member who stood out the most to them.
The MBA faculty award went to Dr Trevor Wegner, lecturer for Quantitative Platform of Business.
Drs. Ronald Poppe, lecturer for Advanced Finance Management, took home the EMBA faculty award.
The MBA and EMBA students who made the most difference to their cohorts with their personality, energy and initiative was Minh Nguyen-Duc and Yizhi Wu respectively. In recognition of their efforts, both Minh and Wu each received a plaque, a cash award of €2,500 and eternal bragging rights.
MBA class speakers were Jose Luis Pal Antillón and Ananth Sai Reddy Eragam and the EMBA class speaker was Athanasia Kanli.