HKU Experienced the Honor of Bidding Farewell to its Graduates on its 10th Year

HKU Experienced the Honor of Bidding Farewell to its Graduates on its 10th Year

Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) bid farewell to its fourth graduates with a magnificent ceremony organized on the 10thyear of its establishment.  One thousand 650 students experienced the joy of graduating by tossing up their caps at the HKU Graduation Ceremony.

Minister of the Department of Justice Abdülhamit Gül, President of the Board of Trustees of HKU Cemal Kalyoncu, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of HKU Haluk Kalyoncu, HKU Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz, valued protocol members, families and numerous academicians, administrative personnel and reporters attended the ceremony which started with moment of standing in silence and national anthem.


HKU Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz, who talked about the achievements and successes of HKU since its establishment, congratulated all the graduates and continued his speech by saying “We are experiencing the happiness of bidding farewell to one thousand and 650 graduates on our fourth graduation ceremony on the date which we are celebrating the tenth year of our establishment into the future.  You experienced the best years of your lives in Hasan Kalyoncu University, you made good friends and gained friendships which will last a lifetime, and honored both us and your parents with achievements you had in your lessons.  Assuming is the biggest enemy of learning.  Never settle for what you know, don’t complain about the difficult conditions, try and change them, and make effort to give meaning to the life you live.   Never forget that your achievements will be the key of the opportunities which are going to be presented to and doors to be open to the next graduates.  As Hasan Kalyoncu University graduates, never stop trusting in yourselves and always believe in your country, university and your future.    Always have in your heart the power, privilege and joy of being graduates of Hasan Kalyoncu University”.


Cemal Kalyoncu, the President of the Board of Trustees of HKU said that I see each student who is studying in our university as my own child: “not just their studies during the course of their university experiences but we also follow and support their careers, future plans, work opportunities and social developments.  A very bright future is awaiting you.  We have no doubt that the education and the social and individual development you received here is going to make you successful wherever you go”.

Kalyoncu who expressed his thanks to everyone who made contribution for the development of HKU continued his speech by saying “Our dear graduates, as honest and ethical young people who have careers, self esteem and belief in self, it is time to take responsibility for your country and selves.  Don’t see this day as a farewell to your university.  Don’t cut your connections to our university and share your successes in future with our center of graduates and us.   I hope you become members of our graduates’ association and especially take action.”


Minister of Justice, Abdulhamit Gül, made a speech by attending the HKU Graduation Ceremony, and said by addressing the graduates and their families:  “I hope that Hasan Kalyoncu University that has been serving Gaziantep and our country for the past 10 years has many more. The late Hasan Kalyoncu was a good man who put great emphasis on education.  Hasan Kalyoncu University undersigned very big successes with the works it performed.  By the way I also congratulate our Chancellor Instructor followed by our staff of instructors and assistant chancellors.    We don’t have rich natural resources as many countries but we are lucky that we have younger generations, just as yourselves, that are well educated; you make us so proud. You are our future; our future is going to be much better and brighter because of you. I have deepest respect for your parents who struggled through life while bringing you up. If it was not for them there were going to be no achievements today. I am also proud of you because you completed your education with such success. I wish you, the graduates who are graduating on the 10thanniversary of Hasan Kalyoncu University, more success in your careers in the future and I salute you from the bottom of my heart.”


The certificates of achievement and rewards were presented to students who ranked as first three by the Minister of Justice, Abdülhamit Gül, after the speeches. The first three of each faculty and department were invited onto the stage to receive their diplomas.  Following that each student received his / her diploma after the announcement of his/her name consecutively.

In HKU, where the excitement of having the fourth graduates on the 10thyear is being lived, one thousand 650 students graduated after tossing their caps up in the air and by completing their studies in the departments of Education Faculty, Fine Arts and Architecture Faculty, Law Faculty, School of Economics and Administrative and Social Sciences, Engineering Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty and Vocational School of Higher Education. Cemal Kalyoncu, who is the President of the HKU Board of Trustees, presented a gift to the Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül following the exhilarating graduation ceremony.

Students, who earned the right to graduate by completing their studies with success in academic year of 2017-2018, enjoyed their graduation by tossing their caps up in the air in an exhilarating way after receiving their diplomas. The moment of tossing caps which has become a symbol of the final point of university studies, made graduates and their families experience emotion filled moments. Students, who tossed their caps in the air collectively, lived both the excitement of graduating from university and starting a new life.