15 December will go down in history of SKOLKOVO School: it was the day when a long-awaited graduation party of our students of the first SKOLKOVO MBA Programme took place! In September 2009 they received student cards from Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia. How fast those 16 months of hard studies, work and activities have passed!
During their studies MBA students have visited several continents, acquired new friends and business partners, created their own start-ups and, of course, got a lot of valuable knowledge and advice for the future from prominent businessmen, politicians, culture and sport celebrities and, of course, from their personal mentors.
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Wilfried Vanhonacker, School Dean, opened an official ceremony and reminded of all important events of those months. Ruben Vardanian, SKOLKOVO President, emphasized in his ceremonial speech that the graduation was just a beginning. Andrei Volkov, SKOLKOVO Dean, wished the students to follow their own way and move forward in spite of any difficulties.
During an official part special SKOLKOVO Awards were granted. The awards in different nominations were received by
Sultanbek Khunkaev – The Most outstanding work
Gamid Akhmedov – The Most socially aware student
Marina Parfenova – The Most creative student
Alexander Khomenko – The Most entrepreneurial student
It’s difficult to find words to describe emotions that filled the guests at the graduation party – both happiness, and excitement, and pride, and sadness, because the first class of students leaves the walls of the SKOLKOVO Campus to start free floating!
We do not say goodbye to our alumni and will report their activities further.