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Commencement Ceremony 2024

Commencement Ceremony 2024

June 3, 2024

On June 1st, the American University of Central Asia proudly hosted the highly anticipated Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2024. This monumental event, the culmination of their academic journey, is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

This year, AUCA celebrated the remarkable achievements of two hundred eighty-four graduates, each of whom has left an indelible mark on university life, shaping its future with their significant contributions.

The graduation ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of distinguished guests and the families of our graduates. Their support and encouragement have been instrumental in the success of our graduates, and their presence added to the grandeur of the event.

AUCA President Timothy O'Connor opened the official part of the Ceremony with a welcoming speech:

"I am delighted to welcome you to one of the most momentous events of this academic year. Today, we celebrate a special day! We are marking a significant milestone as together we turn the page on an essential chapter in the lives of our graduating students and acknowledge the privilege that AUCA faculty and staff had in working with you. Dear graduates of the AUCA! You have traversed a challenging academic journey, demonstrating resilience and determination. Please remember that our University will always be your alma mater and home. On behalf of my colleagues and partners, it is important to know that you can always return to the AUCA for support and inspiration. Congratulations on this beautiful day!"

Chair of the AUCA's Board of Trustees David Lakhdhir and Jonathan Becker, a member of the Board of Trustees and a former president of the AUCA, congratulated graduates and recognized their exceptional achievements.

Special recognition was given to the best department, the best faculty members, the best student, and the author of the best thesis. It is a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines AUCA's academic environment. Amongst the graduating class, Danil Bondarets from the Business Administration Department stood out as this year's valedictorian, a true embodiment of AUCA's educational excellence; he was honored to give a speech to an entire class of 2024, addressing the graduates, he noted that each graduate is a winner and a reformer of the current time. Also, he conveyed gratitude to the entire teaching staff and the US-CAEF program, which helped him acquire a full scholarship.

The Commencement Ceremony marked an important milestone in the graduates' lives and highlighted AUCA's dedication to fostering academic excellence and nurturing future leaders. As these graduates tackle new journeys beyond AUCA, they carry with them knowledge and values instilled by their alma mater — a commitment to critical thinking, integrity, and positively impacting society.













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