STUDENTS AWARDED WITH SUNY CANTON DIPLOMAS
First graduates from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBIH) were promoted at the State University in New York (SUNY Canton) via video link. They are the first graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina to obtain a degree from this prestigious American university.
In this manner, they were a part of a ceremony in which 3000 SUNY diplomas were awarded. Their involvement was announced by Dr. Joseph Kennedy, President of SUNY Canton. Šefik Mulabegović, Provost at the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented the students with their diplomas.
Dr. Kennedy announced the dual graduation to students in New York saying, “This is a great day for our university. For the first time, we will award our diplomas to students who completed their studies and graduated from our University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina are joining us today via video link.” He then introduced Dubravko Martinović, one of the top students at AUBIH.
Dubravko replied via video link that, “My colleagues and I are greatly honored to be here and to address you on this occasion. To be the first at something gives one great satisfaction, and we are proud to be the first generation of graduates from AUBIH. I want to thank you for four memorable years, and an unforgettable semester spent at SUNY. For us, it was never just an education, it was a life experience. I thank you for enabling us to be representatives of our country. During the course of our studies we acquired precious knowledge which will enable us to help our country to be a more harmonious place for living. Each of us is now able to change our part of the world. These changes,” he said, “must start with baby steps.”
U.S. diplomas from SUNY Canton were awarded to Namik Alagić, Damir Aščerić, Dražen Antić, Alma Atić, Naida Čamdžić, Darjan Divković, Amer Ferhatović, Zlatko Glušac, Edin Imamović, Dario Jovanović, Alen Jusufović, Vordan Karić, Nina Keser, Dubravko Martinović, Ivana Mijatović, Jasna Piragić, Senka Rešić, and Almir Tahirović.
The AUBIH graduation ceremony in Tuzla will be held in early June. Representatives from SUNY will also be in attendance.