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Commencement for Class 2019 postgraduate students held



In the morning of June 28, 3475 Shaanxi Normal University doctoral and masters students attended the commencement for the Class of 2019 postgraduate students at the Shanglin Gymnasium on the universitys Changan campus, embarking a new era of their life.

SNNU presidents and officials Cheng Guangxu, You Xuqun, Lu Shengli, Ma Bohu, Wang Yongan, Li Lei, Dong Zhibao, special guests Prof. Zhao Shichao, Tian Zhenjun, Bai Junfeng, deans and officials of Graduate School, schools and departments, and parents joined the students at the event.

In his speech titled Let the Western Red Candle Spirit Light Up Your Colorful Life, President You Xuqun congratulated the graduating students and thanked SNNU faculty and staff for their work and service. He said during the past three years these students had published more than 1100 high level papers in humanities and social sciences, 4500 papers in natural science, including 2200 SCI papers, which was an incredible achievement he was proud of.

He said that Shaanxi Normal University had always been a faithful and responsible institution which dedicated to the nation with its educational service, and the Western Red Candle Spirit has arisen from its patriotism, struggle, perseverance and dedication.

He hoped the students would let the spirit light up their life after graduation, as colorful as the five-colored T shirts they were given by their alma mater as parting gifts.

The students donated more than RMB 140,000 yuan into the Yiyuan Care Fund, which will be used to aid class of 2023 freshmen who are from families of limited resources. CPC SNNU Committee secretary Cheng Guangxu and President You accepted the donation.

CPC SNNU Committee vice secretaries Wang Yongan and Lu Shengli announced the names of Excellent Graduates and Alumni Liaisons respectively, who received certificates of honor and appointment from school officials and special guests.

They also gave flowers to thank representatives of librarians, administrative staff, security guards, dorm supervisors, chefs, and cleaning crews, who had support and safeguarded their progress at the university.

Prof. Yu Yong of School of Computer Science, speaking on behalf of the faculty, hoped they continue their fight and dare to be creative on their path chasing dreams, while integrating their personal dreams with the great Chinese dream.

Chang Xingmao of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Liu Danni of School of Psychology, and Beyate Abdallahi (Baoxi) of International School of Chinese Studies, spoke on behalf of doctoral students, masters students and international students respectively. They recalled their SNNU days and vowed to be Shinning SNNUers across the world.

In the end, the students, teachers and parents sang the song Me and My Motherland in unison. Two sessions of the degree conferment followed, with the second one held in the afternoon.

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