On the afternoon of July 7, the 2021 Commencement and Degree Conferring Ceremony for International Students of Wenzhou Medical University was held in the lecture hall of the Biomedical Research Building. 65 overseas undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students from 21 countries including the United States, Malaysia, India, and Ghana attended the ceremony online and on-site. Cao Jianming, member of WMU’s Party committee and vice president, Zhu Xuebo, member of WMU’s Party committee and director of the Academic Affairs Office, leaders of related functional departments and schools, and teacher representatives participated in the ceremony.
On behalf of the university, Cao Jianming sent best wishes to the graduates. He encouraged the graduates to uphold WMU’s motto of "compassion, reverence, diligence, modesty, make efforts and seek truth" with the "innovation" seeds sown by WMU, and never give up the passion, responsibility, and dreams that drive them forward. He urged the students to pursue lifelong learning, improvement, and progression, explore the new world of medicine, and give full play to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Jin Litai, Dean of the School of International Studies, encouraged graduates to make greater contributions to the country, society, and the people in the future, and their alma mater will always be their strong backing. Faculty representative Liu Jinsong appreciated that the graduates kept studying despite the pandemic and he felt proud of their achievements. American graduate student representative Kenneth Iden Zheng said: “Thank you, alma mater, for constantly pushing us forward and letting us understand that we must bring out the best in ourselves at all times.” Mozambican undergraduate student representative Ampadu Janet Akoto said: “Six years in Wenzhou Medical University has made me understand that 'no pain, no gain'. Your life is defined by your efforts."
The degree conferring ceremony and alumni ambassador appointment ceremony were also held.
"I love Wenzhou, I Love WMU......" The ceremony ended with a beautiful song by the graduates.