”The International University of Monaco Graduation was held on Friday July 5th 2013 at the Salle Prince Pierre of the Grimaldi Forum.
A hundred and thirty students from over 40 countries in the world gathered one last time in Monaco as students to receive their very-well deserved diplomas, towards which they worked so hard. Ceremony was held for the second year in a row in the Salle Prince Pierre of the Grimaldi Forum, famous congress & business center of the Principality. Families, friends, professors and classmates were all present to applaud their graduates. This year, students graduated from the Bachelors, Masters, MBA and DBA programs.
IUM prizes reward academic achievements but also ethical values
Since many years now, IUM is proud of its special partnership with Société Générale Monaco that sponsors the Class Valedictorian prizes. Our eight valedictorians (Carlo Richiero Undergraduate, Kari Olsen MScFIN, Lacey Tu MScSBM, Davide Pasquero MScIB, Alexander Kamenentski MScIM, Maria Shostak MScLUX, Jackie Gallegos MScSPS, Mandira Puri MBA) received a digital tablet to reward their academic achievements throughout their studies at IUM. Furthermore, for the second year Alumnus, Michael Bouchard (MBA class of 2007) offered a check of € 1.000 for the “IUM Monaco Outreach Award” to a student who significantly contributed to a volunteering project within the IUM and Monegasque community. The second lucky winner of this special prize is Jad Cuffat, BSBA student. Jad is lucky, indeed, as he did not only win the “IUM Monaco Outreach Award” prize, but he was also elected by his peers to win the “Best School Spirit Award”, sponsored by the prestigious Swiss watch manufacturer Parmigiani-Fleurier, a unique timepiece, engraved with his name and the IUM logo. This award aims to reward a student elected by his/her fellows, who has displayed an unwavering dedication to the core values of the school: respect for others, honesty, integrity, cultural awareness, team spirit and a strong sense of ethics.
The ceremony was followed by a celebratory cocktail offered to families and friends at the Caffe Llorca, located on top of Grimaldi Forum. Stunning sea view, sun shining bright high in the sky and champagne glasses ended the afternoon festivities. In the evening, black ties and gowns took over the suits and cocktail dresses for the final celebrations in the sparkling ambiance of the gorgeous Hotel Meridien Beach Plaza. Many tears of joy, laughter and memories of a lifetime will be forever pinned on our new Alumni. Congratulations Class of 2013, you made it!
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