On 21 June 2019, the latest wave of graduands gathered to celebrate their postgraduate education milestones, supported by family, friends, AIB staff and each other. Students from across Australia and the globe came to mark the occasion and cross the bridge from student to graduate.
The ceremony included a welcome to country address, which acknowledged the Kaurna people and land on which AIB operates and the graduation took place.
Paul Brock, the Chief Executive Officer at Carey Training, delivered the keynote address on the day. The valedictorian speech was given by Nicole Floyd, who achieved the highest academic result in the graduating class and received the GMAA Award for Most Outstanding MBA Student. Nicole, who is the Regional Manager of Qld Corporate Stores at 7-Eleven Australia, shared an inspiring and sincere speech that talked to her personal growth and gratitude towards her cohort and AIB family.
After the ceremony concluded, our recently inducted alumni were welcomed to an evening dinner and celebration. The night featured live music, dinner and drinks, and was an amazing culmination of all the hard work and sacrifices that our graduating cohort put in to their study journey.
Behind The Scenes: AIB 2019 Mid-Year Graduation video