On July 8, the IPADE Monterrey community celebrated the graduation of the fifth Full-time MBA (MEDE) Class of 2016. The ceremony took place in front of faculty and a full house of invited family members and friends.
The event began with a welcome message from the head of the MBA Program, Antonio Sancho y Maldonado, and an introduction of the Academic Executive Committee, consisting of Rafael Gómez Nava, Dean of IPADE, Lorenzo Fernández Alonso, Director of the Monterrey Campus, Ernesto Bolio Barajas, Corporate Director of the MBA Program, Ricardo Murcio Rodríguez, Director of the MEDE Program in Monterrey, and Camilo Posse Velásquez, Director of the Senior Management Private Equity Program and sponsor of the Class of 2016.
Class President Richard Farr Ramos spoke next, sharing many anecdotes and some inspirational parting words with his classmates. “The last day of class, we realized the impact that IPADE has had on each one of us, and just how much we are going to miss each person that accompanied us during these two years: classmates, professors, administrators, and so many others,” said Ramos. “I want to emphasize the responsibility that each one of us now has, as part of the select group with a degree from the number one business school in Latin America, it is our responsibility to create a better present, to share what we have learned with others, and the encourage the development of values within companies.”
Ernesto Bolio Barajas then shared some words on the mission of the graduates:
Dean Rafael Gómez Nava concluded the series of speeches, exhorting graduates to remain focused on balance in their lives and on service to others:
The graduates then took an oath accepting to conform to the ethics of their profession, and received their mortarboard and diploma from the Academic Executive Council, confirming them as Masters in Business Administration.
The 44 graduates of the MBA Program in Monterrey have accepted offers from a variety of high-profile firms at the management level, both in Monterrey and elsewhere. In its excellence and its commitment to serve, the Class of 2016 is a reaffirmation of IPADE’s mission to train leaders with a global vision.