Lahore: 773 Baccalaureate (Hons) and 176 Postgraduate students graduated in various disciplines from Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) during a ceremony attended by dignitaries, FCCU faculty, staff, and graduates’ parents. Rector of FCCU, Dr. Jonathan S. Addleton was the chief guest for the occasion.
The Baccalaureate (Hons) valedictory speech was given by Ms. Natalia Naseem who graduated with a CGPA of 4.000. The Postgraduate valedictory speech was given by Ms. Fatima Saleem. 24 medals were awarded to students for achievements in their respective disciplines along with 14 Postgraduate medals were awarded to students. 43 Certificates of Distinction were awarded to students scoring high CGPA. 8 students were awarded Roll of Honor Co-curricular Awards and 12 students were presented Outstanding Student Awards in their respective departments and faculties.
In his commencement address, Rector Dr. Addleton encouraged the graduates by saying that they are called to something greater than themselves and shall aspire to a higher calling that may involve them soaring into the heavens. He said that the graduates must not fear the headwinds that come their way but must look at them as an opportunity-as an adversity like COVID-19 that will make them stronger.
The degrees and medals were presented to the graduates by Rector Dr. Addleton, and Vice Rector Dr. Douglas Trimble. Dean of Postgraduate Studies Dr. Kauser Abdulla Malik (SI, TI, HI), Dean of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Dr. Ahmad Mahmood Qureshi, Dean of Business and Management Dr. Rao Raza Hashim, Dean of Natural Sciences Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, Dean of Education Dr. Mehwish Raza, and Dean of Humanities Dr. Altaf Ullah Khan also presented the degrees to graduates from their respective faculties. Also present at the occasion were Registrar Brig (R) Dr. Nayer Fardows, Associate Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Gloria Calib, and Associate Vice Rector for Faculty Affairs Dr. Sufian Aslam and Vice Rector College Dr. Ivan Suneel.