On December 9, 2011, EARTH University graduated 102 leaders for change is a moving ceremony on the University's campus. With this class, which is comprised of 41 women and 61 men and included for the first time students from South Africa and Switzerland, EARTH now has 1,600 alumni. During the commencement activities, the University awarded Juan Sebastian Gambin from Colombia the 2011 EARTH Prize in recognition of his academic excellence, values, and social and environmental commitment during his four years at EARTH.
The ceremony on the EARTH campus was attended by more than 1,000 people, including the families of the graduating students, diplomats, government officials, donors, partners and EARTH students and staff. The event was also broadcast online in both Spanish and English, attracting more than 1,200 views.
You can view a recording of the ceremony at http://www.earth.ac.cr/graduacion2011/?lang=en.
Thank you for believing in these young men and women!
-- Excerpt from the Dec 2011 EARTH Connections newsletter
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