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SIM – UB commencement: Go forth and adventure, but remember your moral compass

The overcast skies did nothing to dampen the high spirits of the 1391 graduates and their guests at the SIM - University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York’s Commencement ceremony on 22th July.

This year saw the largest graduating cohort of students (548) with more than 65% graduating with Latin Honours. Of these, seventy-seven graduated summa cum laude (with highest honour).

In a nod to the flux of changes taking place globally, Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, CEO of SIM Global Education exhorted graduates to be “adaptable and flexible” while “(embracing) a spirit of adventure and entrepreneurship”.

Notably, Dr Lee ended by calling for students to be guided by their “moral compass”, warning them about the ease of compromising their ethics and morals in a world “defined by 50 shades of grey or more”.

SIM is UB’s largest overseas partner and has been offering its undergraduate degrees for the past twelve years.

Certainly not bathed in shades of grey despite the overcast skies. Dr Lee, bottom row, second from right, with some of this year’s graduating cohort.
Certainly not bathed in shades of grey despite the overcast skies. Dr Lee, bottom row, second from right, with some of this year’s graduating cohort.

Article extracted from sim.edu.sg - 27 July 2016