High Achievers Celebrate
The FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education marked the United Nations-designated Human Rights Day on Saturday the 10th December 2016 with a Graduation Ceremony in their newly-restored Public Trust Office building at 610 Victoria Street, Hamilton. The private ceremony was presided over by the President of the Institute; Graeme E. Stevenson with assistance from the Institute’s faculty, learners and other personnel. The Graduation marked the Institute’s progress in creating thought and action leaders for the world in the fields of business, higher education and health. The opening Karakia was provided by Maraea Cossey and past graduate Mary Acamna delivered the keynote address. Andreia Moribe Baraldi spoke on behalf of current learners and was also the recipient of the Graduate Researcher Award for 2016.
Special guests Julie and Melissa Mayes attended and presented the Dr Ray Mayes Memorial Educational Facilitator of the Year Award which celebrates the extraordinary contributions their husband/father made providing world class science education to thousands of people of all ages in the Waikato region. The recipient of this award by Annika Going, the Learner Services Manager at the FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education. Two honorary qualifications were awarded by the FREEDOM Board: Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design & Academic Leadership (Level 7) (180 Credits) to Susan F. Stevenson and Graduate Diploma of Educational Facilitation (Level 7) (120 Credits) to Annika Going.
The introduction of the 2016 Graduates by FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education was led by Learner Services Manager - Annika Going and Eliot Henderson Co-ordinator of New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute. Graduates of the Business School: Diploma in Advanced Retail Management (Level 7) (240 Credits) were Ujjwal Suwal, Rhitu Mulmi, Rohit Sharma, Hardeep, Karan Sethi and in absentia; Siddarth Sharma and Ajay Dhiman. Higher Education School: Graduate Certificate in Educational Facilitation (Level 7) (45 Credits) were Erica Bevie; Certificate in Educational Facilitation (Advanced) (Level 7) (45 Credits) were Hinemutu Reid, Eliot Henderson and in absentia: Abhishek Mukherjee; Graduate Diploma in Advanced Educational Facilitation (Level 7) (120 Credits) were received by Mary Acamna and Jeriyn Cawa-Ing (both achieving passes with Distinction).
Graduates were then invited to sign the FREEDOM Professional Honour Code and the ceremony concluded with the Speech of Appreciation, recessional to the New Zealand National Anthem and a reception for the graduates families and friends and a dinner.