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11 October 2022. Graduates were presented with their diplomas in the following programs:
Many bridges built
"Victory won't lie in the blade but in all the bridges we've made," said President Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller, quoting the lines of the young American poet Amanda Gorman. Gorman had recited the poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President Joe Biden in January 2021. In the spirit that message, Ehrenzeller said, the poem beautifully expresses that many challenges require two things – the courage to face them and a "we." During their studies, the graduates built professional bridges and bridges to practice, with internships and together with practice partners. But the most important bridges were the personal friendships, said President Bernhard Ehrenzeller. "You all had to step out and dared to climb the study mountain in front of you. But you never had to do it alone."
Climbing the first peak
Graduates were also able to count on the support of their families– from their first steps to the most difficult parts of their journey. Your support system not only helped you pack your backpacks properly, but also encouraged you to take the next step. President Bernhard Ehrenzeller noted that the view of the 2501-meter-high Säntis, the highest point in the region, is just as familiar to the graduates as the numerous steps up the Rosenberg. Being able to make an ascent under one's own steam and as a group compensates for the strenuous moments. Cheering each other on and looking back makes it possible to see that colleagues experienced some passages differently. According to Bernhard Ehrenzeller, mountaineering not only teaches you about your own character traits, strengths and weaknesses, but also about those of your fellow climbers. "Who wants to be the first or the first to reach the top at all costs? To whom is it more important that you make it to the finish as a group? And who do you trust in critical moments?" Courage, teamwork and perseverance are sometimes qualities that make the first summit, the master's degree, easier to force through, he says. "And even though higher ones may be tempting, don't forget to thoroughly enjoy today's view," President Bernhard Ehrenzeller concluded by congratulating the graduates on their summit climb.
Awards for outstanding master's theses
Numerous prizes were also awarded to the following graduates and their research topics:
The celebration was musically accompanied by the St.Gallen band WE ARE AVA. The band members Kim Lemmenmeier and Nicola Holenstein are completing their Master's degree at HSG, and drummer Andy Schwendener his doctorate. Music rehearsals take place regularly on campus.
Images: Lautenschlager GmbH
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