In this phoenix flower blossom season, many students graduated from our university. On June 29, the 2020 Graduation Ceremony and Degree-Awarding Ceremony for Undergraduates and Postgraduates were grandly held at the stadium in the South Campus of Guizhou Medical University. In order to ensure the health safety of our teachers and students, the graduation ceremony was carried out both online and offline. The leaders from our university and the Key Laboratory of Chemistry for Natural Products of Guizhou Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences attended the ceremony, including Liang Guiyou, Luo Peng, Luo Jun, Wang Zhirui, Liu Wen, Liu Jian, Tian Xiaobin, Fu Shu'an, and Li Haiyang. More than 2,300 people participated in the graduation ceremony, including main persons in charge of relevant functional departments and schools, teacher representatives, and representatives of undergraduates and postgraduates in 2020. A total of over 70,000 people, including more than 2,600 graduates, watched the live broadcasts online. Zhan Yong, Deputy Secretary of the CPC GMU Committee, presided over the graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Liang Guiyou, Secretary of the CPC GMU Committee, extended warm congratulations and sincere wishes to graduates in 2020, whether with a bachelor's degree or master's degree, and hoped that students would follow the examples of "heroes in medical assistance to Hubei", embrace the dream of contributing to our country through medical services, and seize opportunities and meet challenges in the era to practically, diligently and bravely do something or make achievements. He hoped that students would bravely and confidently keep up with the times and make as many contributions as they could to the development of our country, the unity of our nation and the advancement of human medicine. Liang Guiyou said his expectations for all graduates in five aspects: To (1) stick with own choice and build a colorful life; (2) foster virtue and extend the depth of life; (3) be modest and prudent and enrich life experience; (4) walk against the wind and train mindset; (5) stand on solid ground and start life journey. Liang Guiyou affectionately said that Guizhou Medical University would provide the most solid dependence and the warmest harbor for all of its students forever and welcome them to often come back, whenever, wherever and whatever they would do in the future. He also encouraged various graduates to continue to adhere to the school motto of "staying true to yourself, being loyal to your group, respecting history, and looking ahead", keep highly-spirited, forge ahead and keep up with the times, to contribute to the lofty cause of fighting against storm and safeguarding people's well-being and realize their own value of life therein.
Luo Peng, Deputy Secretary of the CPC GMU Committee and President of GMU, introduced that this public health emergency mixed with "grey rhino" and "black swan" was a significant test for national governance system and competence and an actual battle for students in the process of growth, based on the fact that Guizhou medical workers have provided medical services with the spirits of patriot and physician since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. He indicated that due to the disaster caused by the pandemic and lessons drawn from prevention and control of the pandemic, we should meet higher requirements in the field of medicine. So a lot of teaching and medical staff have exactly felt heavy responsibilities for life safety and health and understood the difficulties and obstacles on the road of climbing the science & technology peak. Luo Peng expressed his expectations for students in four aspects: To (1) devote youth and strength to fulfilling responsibilities in this era; (2) set up a great ideal and establish a life direction; (3) develop perfect skills and dare to innovate and create; and (4) develop virtue, quality and noble sentiment.
Luo Jun, Vice President of Guizhou Medical University, read out the Decision of Guizhou Medical University to Approve 4,143 Students (Including Ao Xinyu) to Graduate in 2020; Liu Wen, Secretary of the CPC Committee under the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, read out the Decision of Guizhu Medical University to Approve 23 Doctoral Candidates (Including Zhou Zhen) and 598 Postgraduates (Including Lei Xiu) to Graduate; Wang Zhirui, Secretary of the GMU Discipline Committee, read out the Notice of Guizhou Medical University on Publishing the Results of Appraisal and Selection of Excellent University Postgraduates Graduated in 2020; Liu Jian, Vice President of GMU, read out the Resolution of the GMU Academic Degree Evaluation Committee on Awarding Doctorate to 20 Doctoral Candidates (Including Zhou Zhen) and Master's Degree to 596 Postgraduates (Including Lei Xiu); Tian Xiaobin, Vice President of GMU, read out the Resolution of the GMU Academic Degree Evaluation Committee on Awarding Bachelor's Degree to 4,084 Undergraduates (Including Ao Xinyu); and Fu Shu'an, Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Chemistry for Natural Products of Guizhou Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, read out the Notice of Guizhou Medical University on Publishing the Results of Appraisal and Selection of Excellent University Undergraduates in 2020. Li Haiyang, President of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, led all graduates to read the medical students' oath.
GMU's leaders issued certificates of honor to provincial and university-level excellent graduate representatives in 2020 and diplomas to the representatives of undergraduates and postgraduates in 2020. Zhou Zhen, a 2020 postgraduate representative majoring in pathology and pathophysiology, Mou Jialing, a 2020 undergraduate representative majoring in preventive medicine, and Dr. Mu Mao, a teacher representative working in Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, enthusiastically delivered speeches, respectively.
The graduation ceremony ended with the school song of Guizhou Medical University. Then, group photos were taken, recording smiles of the participants: "This is an end but also a new start."