Festive Master’s farewell ceremony

Three years of part-time study lie behind 31 students who were presented with their Master’s degree certificates at the FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach last weekend. The location of the ceremony: the Kardinal Schulte Haus in Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg.

Autumn is the time to say goodbye at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach. While the 107 Bachelor’s graduates who were bid farewell at the end of October wore blue sashes over their festive gowns, it was now the red version. Traditionally, this is the color of the Master’s graduates. 14 business administration graduates and 17 business informatics graduates celebrated their degrees in the Kardinal Schulte Haus with a limited number of family and friends due to coronavirus. The certificates were presented by Prof. Dr. Frank Wallau as Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Künzel for the Faculty of Business Information Systems and Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel for the Faculty of Automotive Management.

“We wish you that all your dreams come true and that you succeed in making our world a little better,” said Dr. Alexander Brändle to the Master’s graduates. Brändle is head of the FHDW campus in Bergisch Gladbach and was happy to be able to hold this event in honor of the students. 3G checks at the entrance, compulsory masks and social distancing rules were necessary to ensure that the celebration could go ahead.

This did not detract from the festivities. Accompanied by piano and saxophone music, the graduates walked into the hall led by their lecturers and received their certificates and a small farewell gift. Traditionally, they threw the tassel of their master’s hat from the right to the left side after receiving their certificates. So they were ready for the subsequent photo shoot. And then, following an old rule, the master hats flew into the air.