RIT/ACMT’s 14th Commencement Ceremony Graduated 85 Bachelors
This weekend, in Dubrovnik at the Valamar Lacroma hotel, RIT’s American College of Management and Technology held its 14th Commencement Ceremony. More than 85 Bachelor of Science graduates from the "International Hospitality and Service Management" undergraduate program received their American and Croatian diplomas.
The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Donald Hudspeth, President and Dean of RIT/ACMT, who in his welcome speech noted that: "After 15 years of operating in Dubrovnik, we can proudly say that RIT/ACMT graduates are fulfilling the vision of the college. They are in careers and positions of influence, in international as well as regional companies, in industries such as hospitality, banking, telecommunications, tourism and many other service based businesses, which all require talented and well educated individuals;" he congratulated the students and added: "So, we can tell you with confidence that we share with you the elation of this day which represents the culmination of our joint efforts to provide an RIT/ACMT education to these men and women who have completed their degree programs. They know as we do, that they would not be experiencing the same level of success today if it were not for the loyal support of family and friends."
Special guests at this year's ceremony were Mr. James B. Foley, U.S. Ambassador in Croatia and members of the board at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, President RIT, Dr. William W. Destler, as well as four Vice Presidents: Dr. James H. Watters, Dr. James Miller, Dr. Jeremy Haefner and Dr. Mary Beth Cooper.
In his speech, Dr. William Destler, RIT’s president highlighted: "This commencement ceremony is the capstone to your hard work, commitment and dedication. We share your joy, your excitement and your sense of accomplishment. We share your relief that exams are finished, and the anxiety you may feel as you journey into a new chapter of your life. 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.
We wish all graduates the best of luck in their personal, academic and professional development.