Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) rewarded its 2017 – 2018 Academic Year honour students. 131 faculty and graduate school students who made it to the top 10 in their respective fields were presented with cash checks in 3 different categories during a ceremony held on December 14th 2018, Friday (14:00) at Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Halit Tanju Besler, Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu, Vice Rector for International Affairs and Promotion Prof Dr. Cem Tanova and Rector’s Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş attended the ceremony.
“I Congratulate All Students”
The ceremony began following a music concert by EMU Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts Education, Music Teaching Program members. During his opening speech, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam said that however satisfying academic achievement may be, he also emphasised on the importance of the accompaniment of social achievements to the academic ones. Expressing that EMU does not only provide its students with academic contributions, Prof. Dr. Osam also mentioned the social support provided by EMU’s international atmosphere and various events and activities. Prof. Dr. Osam later congratulated the honour students for their success.
Some Students were also Rewarded with Laptops
The ceremony continued with the presentation of the cash checks to the students by Faculty Deans, Graduate School Directors, Department Chairs and Faculty Members. The cash check awards were in 3 different categories: First place students were given three times the minimum wage, as second place students were given two times and the third place students were presented with the minimum wage. Furthermore, laptops were gifted to students who made it to the top 2000 and 2001 and 5000 rankings at ÖSYM’s university admission exam (YKS), overachieving students who enrolled in EMU for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year and the top three achievers during the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School’s 2018 – 2019 Academic Year proficiency exam. Many faculty members also attended the ceremony to share the excitement of the students.