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31 May 2011

217 BBA, PGD, BSc and MBA students graduate from Les Roches

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management celebrated its Graduation Day of the BBA, PGD, BSc and MBA students of the 2011.1 semester at its campus in Bluche, Switzerland. Witnessing the historic moment in the audience were guests, faculty, parents and relatives of the students. A total 217 students graduated this semester at one of the best hospitality management schools in the world.

The mood at the graduation ceremony was one of enthusiasm and joy. ‘Graduation day is one of the most important days in life’, Claudio Casanova, President of the Governing Board of Les Roches, stated. ‘This moment belongs to you, the students who are now graduates.’

Guest speaker Filip Boyen, COO of Orient-Express Hotels told the graduates that he was ‘honored and excited to speak to the future leaders of the hospitality industry’. ‘For Orient-Express it is the first year that we are recruiting from Les Roches and I can tell you that I am really impressed by this hospitality management school. You graduates are lucky to have received such high quality education here at Les Roches.'

Part of the graduation ceremony was the presentation of several individual prizes. Sophie Le Baux from France was awarded with ‘Audemars Piguet Swiss Learning Prix d’Excellence’, an award combining academic performance, contribution to student life, contribution to Les Roches in general and future success in Hospitality Management.

Nahla Abdel Aziz from Egypt was awarded the prize for the top academic BBA student. Yug Tuli from India became the top academic student from the MBA graduates. Suzie Hodge (GBR) was honored as the top academic PGD student. Katharina Kluschat from Germany received the prize as top academic student from the BSc class.