On Friday December 7, 2018 – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun assigned Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to represent His Majesty in the 2018 Degree Conferral of Khon Kaen University at the Golden Jubilee Convention Center. This year, 249 graduates received doctoral degree; 103 received higher graduate diplomas; 922 received master’s degrees, 4 received diploma; 205 graduates are from College of Graduate Study in Management, and 63 graduates – one of whom was obtained doctoral degree – are from College of Local Administration. 5,836 graduates received bachelor’s degree, and there were 7,382 graduates in total.
At 9 A.M., Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived at the Golden Jubilee Convention Center by car. Mr. Narongchai Akarasenee, President of Khon Kaen University Council, Mr. Tej Bunnag, Vice Chairman of Khon Kaen University Council, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kittichai Triratanasirichai, President of Khon Kaen University, administrators, lecturers, government officials, and students had an opportunity to welcome HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. On this occasion, Mrs. Siriporn Changtragul, President of Khon Kaen Provincial Res Cross, Mrs. Jaruvan Triratanasirichai, wife of President of Khon Kaen University, representatives of the university, and representatives of organizations presented hand garlands to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn entering the hall after that.
When Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn came out to the ceremonial hall, Mr. Narongchai Akarasenee, President of Khon Kaen University Council conveyed gratitude address to HRH on behalf of Khon Kaen University and led Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kittichai Trairatanasirichai, President of Khon Kaen University, to make a reporting speech on the graduates. Later, President of Khon Kaen University invited Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to confer the honorary doctorate degree, the Golden Phra That Panom Prize, Best Alumnus Prize, Sri Modindaeng Prize, Sri Kalapruek Prize, and Golden Kalaprapruek prize of 2018 successively as follows:
The honorary doctorate degree
1. Prof. Seiji Okada receiving honorary doctorate in medicine
2. Mr. Pharon Isarasena Na Ayudhya receiving honorary doctorate in economics
3. Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont receiving honorary doctorate in business management
4. Prof. Anake Kijjoa receiving honorary doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences
5. Mr. Od Pongsawan receiving honorary doctorate in public administration
The Golden Phra That Panom Prize
1. Prof. Arun Puttanothai (individual)
2. Tawanchai Foundation (juristic person)
Best Alumnus Prize
1. Mr. Sittichai Leekasem
Sri Modindaeng Prize
1. Prof. Sanun Jogloy (academic staff)
2. Miss Ketsuda Dejbhimon (supporting staff)
Sri Kalapruek Prize
Mr. Parinya Natekam, a student from Faculty of Architecture
Later, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn granted certificates and gave preaching speech to graduates of year 2018 at the Golden Jubilee Convention Center and then allowed different groups of people to meet. After 12 groups had presented souvenirs, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn left the convention center by car (when Thai royal anthem was played by the band).
News / photos: Communication Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University