The Graduation of the Class of 2014 took place this past Saturday at the Koninklijke Schouwburg . Below is the speech that Georgina Kuipers, board member of Evolucio, performed during the ceremony.
Dear fellow alumni, ladies and gentlemen,
As some of you may remember, there was a similar sort of ceremony about a year ago. Lots of things have changed since then — for one, my hair is a whole lot shorter. But in all seriousness, a lot of things have also stayed the same. As Hilde said last year, we might’ve left LUC, but LUC hasn’t left us. One way through which that happened was through our alumni community Evolucio. We hosted events and kept in touch with the alumni both in real life and online.
You see, the Class of 2013 were always the guinea pigs, testing the waters. And although we grew very close in our first year at LUC, it was pretty nice to have the Class of 2014 join us. It really felt like a natural progression for LUC to expand. And that’s why we’re so happy that, after having been alumni guinea pigs for a year, we will be joined once again by the Class of 2014. From all of us, a huge congratulations to all the graduates.
The growth of our alumni community is also reflected in the composition of the new board of Evolucio. The new board consists of Christine, Danny, Eline, Hilde, Jake, Luc, Odette, Pieter and myself! With this board, we will enter a new phase in the development of LUC’s alumni community, and I’m very confident that the board is ready to organize more events and further develop our virtual and physical presence.
And finally, to show you that life after LUC is diverse and you can end up in many different places, we compiled some footage.
Enjoy and welcome to our community!
PS: You’ll soon be able to read more about the new Board here!