June 26, 2014
The re-established NaUKMA opened its doors to its first class in 1992. Twenty years later, in 2014, the university is awarding 945 new diplomas at its anniversary 20th commencement ceremony.
In 1995, the first six students graduated NaUKMA with their Bachelor’s Degrees: 2 in philosophy, 2 in cultural studies, 1 in history, and 1 in political science. One year later, 151 graduate students received their diplomas.
This year, NaUKMA celebrates its anniversary 20th commencement ceremony. At this historic event the new generation of NaUKMA alumni will receive their diplomas:
945 graduate students – 472 Bachelor’s degrees, 84 Specialists, and 389 Master’s degrees.
The honorary speakers at the 2014 convocation ceremony include:
- Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education of Ukraine;
- Henryk Litwin, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine;
- Andrew Pall, Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
Interesting convocation traditions:
The monument of Hryhoriy Skovoroda – a renowned Kyiv-Mohyla alumnus, philosopher, poet, teacher and composer - in front of the University will be decorated with a mortarboard.
Another tradition during the ceremony is petting the University’s living symbol of longevity and determination, Turtle Alma. The new graduates make their wishes while touching Alma’s shell.