December 11, 2018
Students, staff, and faculty gathered to congratulate the 26 students completing their degrees in December who took part in either the Hopkins-Nanjing Center program or the SAIS-Tsinghua Dual Degree program. The event marked the third annual December graduation and the second time students of the two degree programs were recognized together as one group.
The celebration kicked off with opening remarks from Associate Director of China Studies Madelyn Ross followed by Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs Julie Micek, who toasted the students with “Ganbei!” (cheers in Chinese) and mentioned how proud she was of all the graduates. Academic Adviser Brian McEntee also noted that the students should feel a strong sense of accomplishment considering the rigor demanded by their degree.
As Assistant Director of Student Life Garrett Schlichte read the names of the graduates, they came forward to receive a small gift presented by the HNC Washington Office. In addition to strong comradery, the students also enjoyed Asian cuisine as they celebrated their great achievement at the end of a very busy fall semester.