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328 Fresh faces join the Alumni Community

lundi 10 juillet 2017   (0 Comments)
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Ecolint has launched 328 new graduates into the world this summer, celebrating their achievements, reflecting on their hard work, and encouraging them to embrace the life that awaits them with creativity, dedication, and a touch of humour. 

At Campus des Nations, graduation guest speaker and alumnus Shanta Devarajan (LGB '71) challenged graduates to use the knowledge they had gained during their time at Ecolint to empower those who are less privileged. The Senior Director for Development Economics at the World Bank demonstrated how much a functioning system plays into the success of education, and encouraged students to better the systems they find themselves working in:

"You have completed your education up to this point because of your hard work. But also in part because the system worked for you. When you went to school, your teacher was there. When you got sick, there was a doctor to treat you. When you turned on the tap in your house, there was running water. (...) Our Ecolint education gave us skills. It gave us knowledge. It made us more informed citizens. And it instilled in us a passion for making the world a better place. We now have a responsibility to make sure others are informed about the systems that are short changing them."  

 At La Chât, graduates were honored to be addressed by former US Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, and at LGB, Professor A. C. Grayling encouraged the graduates for the next stage of their lives.

The 2017 graduating classes from La Chât (top), LGB (bottom left), and Nations (bottom right).

Every year, the Alumni Association celebrates graduates who have shown particular dedication to a spirit of camaraderie and integration.  This year, the award went to:
Hamzah Hussain (La Chât)
Kiah Williams (La Chât)
Aya Honda (Nations)
Polina Melnikova (LGB)
Mehmet Alp Sigin (LGB)

We wish our 2017 Graduates every succes and warmly welcome them into the Ecolint alumni family!


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