The Dream Together Master Program successfully held its very first commencement ceremony for the Class of 2015 on Friday, December 19, 2014 amidst warm congratulations from friends, family, and faculty members.
Professor Kihan Kim opened the commencement ceremony and welcomed the first class of Dream Together Master students and their families, friends, department professors, and distinguished guests to the event. The ceremony was then followed by congratulatory remarks from the Executive Chairman of the Korea Foundation for the Next Generation Sports Talent (NEST), Mr. Kang Young Song, who congratulated the students for their hard work and urged the students to continue to work towards developing sport in their respective countries.
The director of the Dream Together Master Program, Professor Joon-ho Kang, gave his commencement speech and encouraged students to face the uncertainties and risks that lie ahead in the 21st century.
Particularly, he reminded the students to apply what they learned and experienced at Seoul National University. He then awarded 22 students from 18 different countries with their respective certifications.
Isai Cruz of Guatemala, valedictorian of the Class of 2015, ended the ceremony, addressing his fellow graduates and guests to embrace diversity and promised to stay in touch.
The commencement ceremony of the Dream Together Master Class of 2015 marks the start of its promising alumni who are now working in various parts of the world and contributing to positive change in their sport systems.