Rounding out the end of the year with JCU, Singapore’s second set of in-person graduation ceremonies
This graduation will also be the last graduation for Mr Bill Tweddell as Chancellor before he concludes his term.
On 26 November 2022, James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore held its second set of in-person graduation ceremonies this year. It took place at the Sands Grand Ballroom in the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, where the first set of in-person graduation ceremonies from JCU, Singapore — held earlier this year in August — also took place.
A total of 460 graduates, joined by their family and friends, attended the ceremonies. Similar to the ceremonies in August, the graduation comprised of a morning session and an afternoon session, extended to graduates who missed out on an in-person graduation ceremony over the past two-and-a-half years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremonies were also livestreamed so that family and friends from around the world who could not attend in-person could still tune in to watch them.
A welcome address was delivered to graduands and guests in both sessions by Chancellor Mr Bill Tweddell. This will be Mr Tweddell’s last graduation as Chancellor, before he concludes his term in 25 March 2023. In addition, valedictorian Ms Wu Chuqiao shared some encouraging words with her fellow graduates, as they embark on the next stage of their lives together.
In the morning session, the Occasional Address was delivered by His Excellency The Hon Will Hodgman, Australia's High Commissioner to Singapore. Meanwhile, Mr Neil Parekh, General Manager of National Australia Bank Asia, delivered the Occasional Address in the afternoon session. Mr Parekh is also a member of the JCU, Singapore Advisory Board. Finally, Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University Professor Simon Biggs delivered the closing address in both sessions, remarking upon the incredible resilience displayed by graduates.
Ultimately, the graduation was a success, and marks the beginning of a new journey for JCU graduates. Given that COVID-19 measures have relaxed in Singapore over the past few months, JCU, Singapore will continue to hold in-person graduation ceremonies moving forward, in the absence of any other interference.
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