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Graduates to mark end of memorable journey at Brandeis International Business School

Commencement 2014

By Adam Rabinowitz '14
May 14, 2014

At Brandeis International Business School (IBS), commencement represents more than just a graduation ceremony. It presents an opportunity to display the business school’s distinctive “Olympic Village” feel - a place where students from around the world thrive in a cross-cultural learning environment.

The business school will honor students and families from 47 nations at its 20th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Those unable to attend in person will be able to watch a live streaming version on our commencement page.  

As the weekend approaches, families from as close as Waltham and as far as Japan will showcase their diverse cultural heritages on campus and unite as one cohesive community. A series of events is planned for the weekend, all of which are open to students, family, and friends.

At Sunday’s Diploma Ceremony. Eric Ganeles, MSF ’14, will share student remarks on behalf of the graduating cohorts while Yiran Mimi Li, MSF ’14, will sing the National Anthem. Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid will deliver the keynote address and award the Dean’s Medal to Paul Fruitt, P’ 79, a lifelong member of the Boston business community and member of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers.

"It was through Paul Fruitt's leadership, foresight and strategic planning, that Gillette became a corporate success story,” said Magid. “Combined with his continued contributions as a dedicated member of our school's board, he is a prime example of the World Ready leaders our graduating students are now equipped to become.”

Throughout the weekend, the cross-cultural exchange that embodies the school’s World Ready mission will be on full display as graduates introduce their families to the community they have built at their home-away-from-home.

In addition to watching the diploma ceremony live, individuals are encouraged to follow Brandeis IBS on Twitter and “Like” the Brandeis International Business School Facebook page for Commencement updates in the days ahead.