The University of the South Pacific (USP) awarded gold medals and prizes to 39 outstanding students at a special ceremony held at Laucala Campus on March 25, 2015.
USP Chancellor and Governor General of Tuvalu, H.E Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli awarded the recipients in 33 categories at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies.
USP Vice-Chancellor & President Professor Rajesh Chandra said these students have come out on the top of their classes. The individual accomplishments being recognised are indicative of the high standard of work and achievement at the University.
“I believe that an institution is only as great as its people. The University has set a record of delivering excellence because our students are nothing short of dynamic. The University is an excellent institution that provides the right mixture of outstanding teaching, a learning culture that values diversity of opinion and worldview, and facilities that enable students to test their ideas,” he said.
“To the winning students; I congratulate you and, while I hope that you savour the feelings of triumph, I also expect you to realise something; you have the ability to be outstanding throughout your life, whether it be professional or personal,” he reminded the recipients.
Professor Chandra further enlightened the guests on the steps the University is taking to ensure that it continues to do justice to its history of being a leader in tertiary education in the region. He highlighted that accreditation is what differentiates the University from other providers in the region and that is why employers value them and why they are the first choice for students.
Professor Chandra talked about the importance of entrepreneurship among graduates and encouraged more graduates to develop their own businesses.
Gold Medal for the most outstanding MBA graduate of 2014
Resort Support Principal Stuart Gow won the Gold Medal for the most outstanding MBA graduate of 2014.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited the USP MBA programme for three years at the end of 2013. This is an excellent achievement and shows that USP’s programmes meet international standards
2015 USP Medals and Prizes Awards