Snapshots: Wind Energy Holdings Founder Addresses Webster Thailand Commencement, Grads from 25 Countries

| May 13, 2014
Webster University Thailand Commencement 2014

Graduates at the Webster Thailand 2014 commencement hail from 25 different countries. Worldwide, the Webster University Class of 2014 includes 7,217 graduates from 115 different countries.

On Sunday, May 11, Webster University students from 25 countries celebrated their academic achievements at the Webster University Thailand commencement ceremony.

Bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates received their diplomas at the Hilton Hotel in Hua Hin. The ceremony was followed by dinner served in the beautiful Rama 5 Ballroom.

Thailand Student Address 2014

Mariel Anne Pandaan, who earned a degree in International Relations, gave the student address at Webster Thailand’s 2014 Commencement.

In his opening speech, Webster University Thailand director Ratish Thakur spoke about the high standards the graduates had to meet to earn their diplomas, and how their parents and families should be very proud of their achievements. Thakur said these Webster alumni have graduated from a unique institution which has prepared them to be global citizens.

The guest commencement speaker Nopporn Suppipat, chairman of Wind Energy Holdings (WEH) Group. Suppipat founded WEH with a vision to create a global energy company that provides clean and sustainable power. He spoke about how from a young age he did not want to work for anyone else and wanted to be independent. So he decided to control his destiny by establishing his own business.

Suppipat spoke to the Webster graduates about the importance of knowing who you are and finding what works for you, identifying what you love and enjoy the most and then putting all your efforts into it. “If you are where you want to be,” he said, “take it to the next level and make a difference!”

Commencement at Webster University

The annual commencement tradition at Webster University involves ceremonies for graduates throughout Webster’s worldwide network of campuses, with the largest taking place at The Muny in St. Louis, where the home campus was founded in 1915. Worldwide, the Class of 2014 includes 7,217 graduates from 115 different countries.

See more facts and figures on this year’s class — including the age of the youngest and oldest graduates — in this 2014 infographic.

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Category: Advancement, Alumni, Campus Snapshots, International & U.S. Campuses

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