A new batch of 49 IM graduates received their diplomas today. And our IM Alumni Graduation Prize was also awarded – for the first time there was a tie. Manuel Frei was praised especially for independently organising a brilliant study trip to Poland for his fellow students. And Lawrence Morillo for his constant support of his classmates with organising study groups and study materials for classmates and helping the exchange students.
The IM Alumni Graduation Prize is awarded each year to whoever the graduating classmates think has contributed most to the IM community. Indicative of the fundamental spirit of IM, there were a dozen nominations: Also nominated this year were: Valentina Heiz, Dominic Lohberger, Mitja Messerli, Nicolas Perrin, Yves Sutter, Joel Vogt, Rigzin-Chodon Dotschung, Tanja Nann and Selina Widmer. (A large number of students voted for Haris Besic even though he was not on the nominations list because he decided to extend his studies so he was saluted to general applause yesterday.) The prize money (CHF 400) is raised at IM Alumni events and was handed over yesterday by the president of the IM Alumni Association, Esin Cengiz.
Our congratulations to all the new graduates. We hope to see you soon.
p.s. As soon as the professional photos are out, we’ll post them here.