2017 New Students Convocation
Friday 29th September, 2017 will be a memorable day for the new Strathmore University first year students who were formally welcomed to the university through an auspicious occasion that saw them receive pins and academic cord memorabilia, which they are to retain until their graduation day.
With this inaugural convocation, Strathmore University begins a culture of ceremonially introducing new students to the rigorous academic life of the university, and the opportunities, responsibilities and resources available to assist them with connecting with the community of their peers and larger campus.
Present at the day’s function were Mrs. Bernadette Musundi – Chair of the Strathmore University Council; Dr. Rev. Silvano Ochuodho – Pro-Chancellor Strathmore University; Prof. John Odhiambo – Vice Chancellor Strathmore University; Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga – Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Strathmore University; Deans and Academic Directors of each faculty; Lecturers and members of staff.
Mrs. Musundi warmly welcomed the students to the university, advising them to remember their commitment at the start of school, of working hard, and being their best at all times. “When you are adorned with the class pin and academic cord, take it as a sign of commitment from you to work hard. Choose and follow your passion. Accept who you are. Continuously learn. Work rigorously. Most importantly never give up. Be guided by faith and submission to God,” Mrs. Musundi.
New students, dressed in black and out outfits, also had the privilege of listening to older students and alumni encourage them into the new journey they have undertaken. Alumna Meitan Waiganjo, delightfully spoke of the opportunities that came with her tenure at Strathmore, stating that the new students would enjoy a lot of these opportunities and more. 2017 Student Council President Alex Ndegwa, a 4th year Law School student, took stage to usher in the new students encouraging them to ensure they kept good company with students who share same interests; students who would encourage each Stratizen to be the best version of themselves.
The students celebrated in this year’s event will be the 2021 graduating class.