San Diego State University Georgia Hosts Convocation Ceremony 2017 in Tbilisi

On September 11, the San Diego State University in Georgia hosted its official Convocation Ceremony to mark the start of the new academic year and to accept new students onto its programs.

The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Vice Prime Minister, Aleksandre Jejelava; US Ambassador to Georgia, Ian C. Kelly; Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy Regional Vice President, Fatema Sumar; and MCA Georgia’s CEO, Magda Magradze.

San Diego State University Provost Chukuka Enwemeka and a delegation of SDSU Deans were special guests of the event. The Provost addressed freshmen and congratulated them upon the beginning a new academic year.

“I’m glad that students’ interest towards STEM and our programs continues to dramatically increase. The number of students accepted this year onto SDSU programs in Georgia almost doubled once again. Today, we officially accept new students to the University and mark the beginning of their college career. We wish success to all our students in their studies. Their older colleagues in our first two cohorts are already working in their fields and building their careers, so we already know these new students will have success in building Georgia’s Economy,” said Ken Walsh, Dean of SDSU Georgia

Convocation is a ritual that signifies the beginning of a college career. Convocation brings new students and their families together with faculty and staff to mark a new beginning. It also serves as a vehicle to instill core institutional values of scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.

In 2017, SDSU accepted more than 200 students into its internationally accredited American degree programs in Georgia. The 3rd cohort, like the previous one, is diverse: students from Tbilisi and all regions of Georgia are represented. There are also more than 20 international students from eight different countries and six exchange students from SDSU’s California campus.

The history of San Diego State University (SDSU) began in the late 19th century. It is one of the biggest and most popular universities in California with 35,000 students and a $130 million budget for research. San Diego State University, through funding from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, offers internationally accredited Bachelor of Science programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Georgia. SDSU Georgia graduates will receive an American degree. Programs offered by the university will support the development of construction, science and technology fields along with Georgia’s human capital capacity for economic growth.

18 September 2017 18:48