On 10 February, master’s degree graduates of the programme “Economics” at the Faculty of Economics received their diplomas. This day, master’s degree students, their teachers and mentors, the heads of the master’s degree majors, and the lecturers at the Faculty of Economics, as well as their friends and family who wanted to share this happy moment with them gathered in the conference hall of the main university building.
“I am really glad that now, in these troubled times, we have an opportunity to meet here, in the centre of Voronezh, in the conference hall of the main university building” said Rector Dmitry Endovitsky while opening the ceremony, a graduate and professor of the Faculty of Economics. “This is a really sacred place, both literary and metaphorically: this is where St Mitrophan Monastery was standing. Its founder, Mitrophan of Voronezh, was a companion of Peter I. This is where you can listen to the most outstanding speakers: famous scientists, teachers, politicians, social activists, cultural leaders, and artists.”
“A master’s degree is your first scientific degree. But I am sure it is not the last,” said Pavel Kanapukhin, the Dean of the faculty.
The master’s degree students were also congratulated by Larisa Korobeinikova, Deputy Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Audit and Vice-Rector for Economics and Contract Services, Sergei Golovin, the Head of the Control and Auditing Department of the Department of Health of the Voronezh Region and Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Analysis and Audit, and Natalia Sapozhnikova, Deputy Head of the Department of Economic Security and Accounting.
“The future is always based on something. It needs to have a foundation in the present. And this foundation is formed by our departments,” said Pavel Kanapukhin.
When the graduates received their master’s degree diplomas, they also gave speeches.
Despite all the difficulties which the students had faced during their studies: mastering new specialities, lack of stability due to the pandemic, and distance learning, the students believed they managed to go the whole nine yards with dignity. To express their gratitude, the students gave flowers to their lecturers.