On Sunday, May 10, 2015, nearly 300 eager graduates and their families and friends gathered in celebration of Virginia International University’s 10th Annual Commencement Ceremony.
This year’s ceremony included a keynote address from Dr. Thomas Cellucci, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Ecrypt Technologies Inc. Dr. Cellucci is a proud VIU Advisory Board member and is an entrepreneur in the truest sense. As a managing partner of a large private equity fund, Dr. Cellucci had many words of wisdom to share with the new graduates. He shared that the best part of success is the journey and that success is judged by several attributes, including: making a difference, giving back to others, having integrity as a guide, and possessing grounded priorities and value for both your immediate family and your global family.
In addition to Dr. Cellucci, graduates heard from VIU’s founder and president, Dr. Isa Sarac, and the 2014-2015 student speaker, Mahesh Rednam.
This was the largest commencement ceremony in VIU’s history, representing the extensive growth that VIU has experienced in the last few years. Graduating students represented 45 different countries around the world.