Mukhammad Egamkulov: BBA Valedictorian Class of 2019
Good morning. Mr. Chairman, President Endicott, the Dean, Professors, Faculty members, Staff, parents, friends and most of all distinguished class of 2019, welcome to this commencement. It is an honor and privilege for me to stand in front of you and recall the memories and accomplishments of our great class. Let’s admit, it has been a long and hard journey, and we did it.
Congratulations graduates. Now, you won’t have deadlines for assignments, morning classes, exams and annoying quizzes. Good job, fellows! Yet now, you may not be able to see your school friends every day, you may not have birthday surprises from your schoolmates, you may not have crazy ‘sul’ parties and Dunsan-dong clubs on Fridays, no Sports Day and no Culture Day.
SolBridge brought us from different parts of the world; it gave us an amazing chance to stay together as a family, share our happiness and sadness, failures and achievements. Time has come; time has come to leave this special place; time has come to show the world the skills and qualities we developed here. Time has come to start a new chapter in our life.
I would like to thank SolBridge for supporting me with a full scholarship for the past years and giving me the opportunity to have an exchange semester in Europe and a part-time job at SolGeo dormitory as a Residence Assistant (RA) for one year. SolGeo RA team you were the best! I also worked as a Facilities Assistant for two semesters. My fellow Facilities Assistants, I really enjoyed working with you. Language classes at SolBridge were very helpful, now I have an extra language acquired during these years, which I believe will be beneficial in the future. I also deeply appreciate the Career Development Center’s (CDC) efforts towards creating job opportunities for SolBriders. Thanks to them, I found my job. And my colleagues are here today, PINE BM 분들이 와주셔서 감사합니다.
Also, I would like to thank my best friend, Kamoldin Musaev, who is graduating as well. We have been together from the beginning, we overcame many obstacles together, he is the one from whom I get inspiration and energy, he was the one who took care of me when I was sick, he was the one who supported me when I got rejections from girls, and he was the one from whom I got the biggest support when I lost my younger brother this year.
I would like to thank all my fellow students for making my past three and half years amazing. You made every day special, and your company will be sorely missed as I move on. Yet, I am looking forward to hearing about your successes and achievements. Stay strong and keep chasing your dreams.