USIL Center for Global Education, University of Houston and Broward College Hold Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2014
On June 5, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola’s Center for Global Education (CGE) held the graduation ceremony for the class of 2014 of its North American Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management program offered jointly with the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College, as well as its Associate of Arts Degree program offered jointly with Broward College.
The graduation ceremony held on the Fernando Belaunde Terry Campus was led by the president of the university, Dr. Ramiro Salas. Accompanying him were visiting authorities from the program’s partner universities, Dr. John Bowen, dean of Conrad N. Hilton College, and Dr. David Moore, vice president for International Education at Broward College.
Also seated at the table of honor were Rodolfo Cremer, USIL vice president of Academic Affairs; Jorge Bentin, director of the CGE; and Dr. Mary Dawson, interim associate dean of Academic Programs at Conrad N. Hilton College, who gave the students their diplomas.
During his speech, Dr. Ramiro Salas highlighted the global perspective of the education received by the graduating class, as its competitive approach has prepared them to achieve their goals anywhere in the world. Dr. John Bowen spoke about the University of Houston’s tradition and experience in the field of hotel and restaurant management, as well as the considerable advantage graduating from this North American bachelor’s degree program provides.
Dr. David Moore hailed the quality of the associate of arts degree program offered by Broward College in Peru through the Center for Global Education, highlighting the fact that it now has over 300 graduates who have been accepted to bachelor’s degree programs at prestigious universities in the United States.
New graduate of Broward College
“It has been a very gratifying experience, since I was able to learn according to Broward College academic standards here at USIL and earn my associate of arts degree. The transition from Peruvian education to the United States system wasn’t easy, but USIL was able to combine the best of both and give us a high-quality education. I would definitely recommend this program because it gives you great opportunities.”
Juan Carlos Rivera
New graduate of Conrad N. Hilton College – University of Houston
“These two years have been a great experience, during which I’ve received great support from my classmates, as well as the faculty. I’m very proud of having been in this program and completing it. Currently, I work for Gate Gourmet, where I’m applying everything I’ve learned. Later on, I plan to go abroad. Attending the University of Houston through the CGE is a great opportunity that shouldn’t be missed, since you graduate with many more professional opportunities.”