Saturday, 04 June 2011
It's another successful academic year for University College of Bahrain. Under the patronage of H.E Dr. Sh. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Founder and President of University College of Bahrain, the university celebrated its Seventh Commencement on 4th June 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.
103 students, from both Undergraduate and Masters in Business Administration (MBA), were honored in this prestigious ceremony. As the tradition goes, the ceremony began with the students', faculty & University dignitaries' procession. The Chief Marshall, Mike Lewicki, hosted the ceremony.
Dr. Khalid, the Founder and President, welcomed the parents and guests. He spoke on how successful UCB has been in graduating more than 900 students in the past 9 years since its establishment. He remarked on the high recruitment rate of UCB students in the government and private sectors and mentioned about the various milestones that UCB crossed, the latest being the Knowledge conference that was held in January 2011. Dr. Turki Ahmad Bani-Khaled, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance, addressed the audience, saying that, "In the coming years we are going to make fundamental and transformational changes to the whole of UCB. The only thing that will not change is the vision of the UCB founder: the determination to become one of the top leading universities in the country". To represent the Islamic Finance concentration in the Business Administration program, graduating student Mr. Mahmood Al-Shala spoke on how the professional education and support provided in UCB has given the students a platform to develop & progress. He said, "We are now equipped to face challenges in our careers." The seventh batch of 2011 was represented by student Ms. Nada Al Thawadi and she quoted Dr Khalid where he said that one should be optimistic of a bright future. She also expressed her gratitude for the guidance given by the faculty, staff and parents and that UCB has instilled a sense of pride in the students' achievements.
This graduating batch of students had 25 High distinction achievers and 14 Distinction graduates and they were awarded for their accomplishments.