On June 8, the 2016 School of Psychology (SOP) Commencement was grandly held at Tin Ka Ping International Auditorium, Suiyuan Campus. All SOP leaders and some faculty members attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Ms. Hong Zhou, Secretary of SOP Committee of the CPC .
The ceremony opens with The National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China. It began with the wishes to the graduates from Ms. Hong Zhou, in which all professors’ names are smartly embedded. Then Professor Hong Fu, SOP Dean, delivered a speech. On behalf of SOP, he congratulated the 2016 graduates and expected them to carry on the spirit of NNU. He also inspired the graduates to “live to learn, and learn to live”, encouraging them to enter society and change roles, to compete and to face challenge. Afterwards, Vice Dean Professor Jingchuan Jiang read The Decision of offering Master’s Degrees, and then addressed the graduates by saying “Running with your dreams, you can rest anywhere. Be confident and respectful to yourselves, and make your own contributions to society“. Deputy Dean Professor Zhu Deng read The Decision of Offering Bachelor’s Degrees and The List of Outstanding Baccalaureate Dissertations. Then he presented the listed baccalaureates with their certificates. On behalf of the faculty, Professor Xiaoping Li expressed the wistful feeling towards the graduates. He told them to achieve a successful career and a happy and meaningful life in this new journey of life by keeping their boldness and honesty, by standing down difficulties. As representatives of undergraduate and postgraduate students, Ping Peng and Yanfang Meng expressed sincere gratitude and respect for the hard-working faculty, and exhorted the graduates to keep NNU spirit of "Virtue, Charity, Diligence and Practice" after graduation so as to benefit society and their Alma Mater. Professors of the Degree Council presented the degree certificates to the graduates, turned tassels and then take pictures with them, witnessing their joy of harvest. In the end, Secretary Ms. Hong Zhou gave a summary talk. She wished the graduates an optimistic attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, to sail smoothly and successfully in the future.
The ceremony over, the graduates would not leave. In The Graduation Song, they invited members of the Degree Council, leaders and teachers, schoolmates and friends, to pose for pictures. When the song was being sung, the past was recalled. Today we bid farewell with hearty blessing. All teachers and students wish SOP a thriving and flourishing performance, and each graduate a bright and promising future! (Written by Wenchuan Liu, SOP)