The ceremony was introduced by Mr. F. Kirschstein, President of the United International Business Schools organization, who was supported in his function by Mrs. Sara Flores, Associate Dean of the Madrid campus, and Mr. Gour Saraff, Associate Dean of the Valencia campus. This year’s Commencement Ceremony was organized in the Grand Marina Hotel at the Barcelona World Trade Center on June 30, 2010.
Graduating students were presented their academic transcript, university certificate and final diploma. Imminent graduates were presented an updated overview of their academic progress.
Graduation speeches were delivered by undergraduate and graduate students of the Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia campuses, Annelies Vanmeerbeek (Belgium), David Senior Garcia (Spain), Rachel Karapetian (Iran), and Sabrina Muchiri (Kenya).
Special awards for outstanding academic achievement were presented to Danielle King (Barbados), David Senior Garcia (Spain), Milica Mitrovic (Serbia), and Rachel Karapetian (Iran). Special awards were presented to Katrin Schöppler (Germany) and Stefanie Sommer (Austria) for their commendable contributions to the organization of the Barcelona Student Council and its many activities during the past academic year. Finally, an award was presented to Prof. Josep Castella for his commendable academic contributions in the field of international business.
The ceremony was followed by a reception and dinner buffet, organized for the 2010 graduating class, their family and their friends. Pictures and videos of this memorable event are available for download in the school’s online photo gallery and YouTube video channel.