RIT’s American College of Management and Technology which operates in Dubrovnik, Croatia, held its 11th commencement ceremony. More than a hundred graduates received their Bachelor of Science degrees in the field of Hospitality and Service Management. As always, the commencement ceremony is the crown of studying and all the efforts students have to invest in their education so high energy level of the whole event and strong emotions were bursting from the class of 2009, their parents, friends and professors.
The graduates, who have witnessed the process of strengthening bonds between RIT and ACMT during the last four years, were glad to see a strong RIT presence in the platform party which consisted of, among others, RIT’s President William Destler, Vice-president James Watters, Dean of College of Liberal Arts Robert C. Ulin, Dean of College of Applied Science and Technology Fred Walker and their associates.
Best wishes to the graduates together with some inspirational thoughts were said by RIT’s President William Destler, ACMT’s Dean Don Hudspeth, American ambassador in Croatia Robert Bradtke and the representatives of the local government, Deputy Mayor Antun Kisi? and Head of the County Mira Buconi?. Guests from the local government stated that ACMT is an important and valuable factor in the local community and a strong engine of higher education development in Croatia. They also highlighted that the whole region, just like the world, is going through an economic crisis, but that they are confident how ACMT graduates are ready to face the challenge posed by recession.
President Destler said to the graduates: “We share your anticipation of the opportunities that await you. You will, of course, face challenges in the years ahead, and I believe RIT has prepared you well to face them.” The ceremony was concluded with a well received personal message from Dean Hudspeth, in both Croatian and English : “Thank you for deciding to be a member of this family, and I wish you, most importantly, happiness, and success, in both your personal and professional lives. Be good, and please never forget that ACMT, your other family, is always here for you!“.