On June 19, Hohai University held the 2020 Commencement & Degree Ceremony. Deng Dongsheng, a distinguished alumnus of Hohai University and chairman of Jiangsu Coast Development Group Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony as a special guest. Secretary of the Party Committee Tang Hongwu, President Xu Hui, Vice President Xu Weiya, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee Guo Jichao, Chief Accountant Zhang Bing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission Meng Xin, Vice President Xu Feng, Vice President Dong Zengchuan, Vice President Zheng Jinhai, Vice President Lu Guobin, heads of schools and departments, teachers' representatives and graduates' representatives attended the ceremony. More than 8,000 graduates and their parents watched the ceremony live online. Executive Vice President Li Junjie presided over the ceremony.
At the commencement, President Xu Hui delivered a speech entitled Take Root in Patriotism and Burden Important Tasks of the Times. He expressed warm congratulations to all graduates and sincerest gratitude to the parents and faculties who had nurtured and cultivated these students. President Xu Hui reviewed the school's achievements during the rapid development in the new era, and shared with graduates his thoughts and experience with the theme of Important Tasks of the Times. He pointed out that the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a grave crisis to the whole world and severely challenged our work, study and life. The role of a major country is fully demonstrated in the critical moment. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, China has united as one to fight the disease, with significant strategic results in epidemic prevention and control. On the eve of graduation, our students took concrete actions against the epidemic such as staying at home, seeking self-improvement, assuming due responsibilities and keeping healthy. They firmly stood together and helped each other, building a great wall to fight against the epidemic and successfully completing a special graduation paper in the examination of epidemic prevention and control.
President Xu Hui delivers a speech
President Xu Hui put forward his hope for graduates in three aspects: First, they should be concerned about the country and have high aspirations. Patriotism is the core value of placing national interests above all else and the spirit of contributing to the country regardless of personal gains and losses, and silently contributing. He hoped that the students will carry forward this spirit, fit themselves into the collective, integrate their personal dreams with the Chinese dream, and better realize their values in the process of serving the society and contributing to the country. Second, they should bravely assume their mission and take practical actions. Assuming the mission is a responsibility, a spirit, and an ability. He hoped that the students will keep up the high spirits and seek parallel development of knowledge and ability, intelligence quotation and emotional quotation, as well as quality and style, injecting vigor into their youth in the new era. Third, they should seek innovation and keep pace with the times. China is in the best period of development since modern times. Facing new historical opportunities, only the innovators will emerge stronger and win. He hoped that the students will adhere to the spirit of science and innovation, serving the people with real ability and contributing to the country with innovation and creation. President Xu Hui said that Hohai Unversity will always support its graduates. He sincerely wished everyone a bright future and a happy life.
Deng Dongsheng, guest of the ceremony, a distinguished alumnus of Hohai University and chairman of Jiangsu Coast Development Group Co., Ltd., expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates and highest respect for Hohai University and its faculty. He shared with the graduates his school years in Hohai and the stories about his work and life in these years. He encouraged the students to make a difference in the background of Two Centenary Goals, embarking on a new journey guided by their dreams, writing a new chapter of life with their youth, and creating a new era of their own with their arduous efforts.
Deng Dongsheng, guest of the ceremony, a distinguished alumnus of Hohai University and chairman of Jiangsu Coast Development Group Co., Ltd., delivers a speech
On behalf of all the teachers, Prof. Dai Rui, head of the Marxist College, expressed warm congratulations to the graduates for completing their studies. He thanked the graduates for their efforts and contributions to Hohai Unversity and wished them to succeed in their career, thus continuing the glorious chapter of the university and making new achievements for China.
Prof. Dai Rui, teachers' representative and head of the Marxist College, delivers a speech
On behalf of the graduates with a bachelor's degree, Pan Jiajia who majors in hydrology and water resources engineering expressed her gratitude for the meticulous cultivation of Hohai University and heartfelt gratitude to the teachers. She said that she would integrate her ambitions into the undertakings of China and the Chinese nation. On behalf of the graduates with a master's degree, Wang Xinjun who majors in information and communication engineering bid farewell to the university and expressed his deep gratitude to the teachers. He said that he would bear in mind the teachers' teachings, stand firm in his ideal and conviction in his career, develop the ability of practical application, and contribute to the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as a part of Hohai Unversity.
Pan Jiajia majoring in hydrology and water resources engineering delivers a speech on behalf of the graduates with a bachelor's degree
Wang Xinjun majoring in information and communication engineering delivers a speech on behalf of the graduates with a master's degree
At the commencement, President Xu Hui awarded Deng Dongsheng the Honorary Certificate of Hohai University. Guo Jichao, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the University, read out the list of outstanding graduates and recipients of the grassroots employment scholarship in 2020. Vice President Dong Zengchuan read out the degree awarding list for 2020 graduates. School leaders and guests presented graduation certificates as well as certificates of doctor's master's and bachelor's degrees to graduates' representatives.
Guo Jichao, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the University, reads out the list of outstanding graduates and recipients of the grassroots employment scholarship in 2020
Vice President Dong Zengchuan reads out the degree awarding list for 2020 graduates
Secretary Tang Hongwu adjusts the tassel for the graduates and issues graduation certificates
Executive Vice President Li Junjie presides over the ceremony