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On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn, King Rama X, assigned Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to confer diplomas upon graduates of Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) for the academic year 2020 (the 30th assemblage) at the 7th Cycle of the King’s Birthday Convention Hall, UBU.
At 12.50 P.M., His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn, King Rama X, assigned Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to confer diplomas to graduates of Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) for the academic year 2020 (the 30th assemblage) at the 7th Cycle of the King’s Birthday Convention Hall, UBU, Ubon Ratchathani. This year, diploma recipients included 3,081 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 27 doctoral graduates, totaling 3,183 graduates. On this occasion, the UBU council approved an honorary doctorate in History for 2021 to Professor Emeritus Piyanart Bunnag, whose outstanding work involved devotion to teaching at the university, national, and international level. She is deserving of admiration and serves as an excellent role model and her work has applications for development at the national and international levels. Two Ratthanobon Awards were for Pratapwarajarn (Sriporn Warawinyu) and Emeritus Clinical Professor Warawoot Sumawong, MD, for outstanding work and service as consistently excellent role models for society and the nation.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn subsequently spoke the following to the graduates:
“All graduates likely realize that communication is extremely important for life today. The progress of communication science and innovation is exceedingly rapid, and people can now communicate easily and quickly. This has made our world seem small. Information is also broadcasted widely, benefitting the economy, medicine, public health, and education. However, we cannot deny that negative effects also often arise, such as fake news, distorted information and that this information could be misconstrued to negative effects. All well-trained graduates should remain well-aware of this and emphasize discriminating the correct from the incorrect, truth from untruth, and discover what is real. All graduates must be aware of communication and use communication creatively with good intentions to benefit themselves, society, and the nation. If all graduates follow these practices, it will support society and the nation’s peaceful happiness, and stable sustainability.”
This year, Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, UBU President, offered silk “Pha Kabbua Jogdao” which characterizes Ubon Ratchathani’s identity and is registered as a national and intangible cultural heritage. Associate Professor Sommai Chinnak, a lecturer from the Faculty of Liberal Arts, offered a book entitled, Hom Yoo Mi Ru Hai and four research books. Assistant Professor Boonsri Phusri, a lecturer at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, offered ten books concerning surveying and organizing palm leaf scriptures in Ubon Ratchathani Province. Assistant Professor Nipawan Pongprom, a lecturer from the Faculty of Science, offered a shawl, while Assistant Professor Chaiyawut Wutjang, a lecturer from the Faculty of Science offered a latex foam pillow. Assistant Professor Arunya Pimmongkon offered Orchids and products from representatives of community enterprises in Ubon Ratchathani Province.
Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) has been a university for the past 31 years. There are 88 programs, with 16,465 students. UBU has a mission to produce creative and innovative graduates with high standards of academic and professional excellence who are able to apply their skills through collaborative academic services to people living in the developing Northeast (Isan) and Mekong region. Moreover, UBU intends to maintain the local wisdom cultures, promoting a global understanding of the cultural diversity in the Mekong region. UBU is trending as a topflight university in ASEAN, seeking to improve the quality of life through innovation with the UBU philosophy, “Ubon Ratchathani University Supports Awareness and Capability for a Self-sufficient Society”
English version by: Kanjana Manomai
Original (Thai) version by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn
English revised by: James K. Powell II
Photos by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn
Thai version: https://www.ubu.ac.th/new/news_read.php?id=20458