Celebrating the Class of 2024

June 28, 2024 | Hamilton, ON
Contributed by Natalie Plechinger, Communications Assistant

On June 14, DeGroote graduates across all programs celebrated their hard-earned achievements during the Spring 2024 convocation ceremony. This milestone event marks their continuous dedication to success, perseverance and personal growth demonstrated throughout their academic careers.  

Representing their respective classes, valedictorians Avneet Kaur Bhasin (MBA ‘24) and Marcus Marchese (BCom ‘24), cherished the memories they have created during their time at DeGroote and sent their classmates off with well wishes for success in everything that they will accomplish. 

Alongside their fellow graduates, Esraa Abdelhalim and Ahmed Mohamadean, a couple who married in Egypt and embarked on an international academic journey to DeGroote, concurrently completed their Information Systems PhD, and celebrated their achievements at convocation this year. 

Accompanying the celebration of graduates, Claudette McGowan, a leader in global information technology, and Walter Schroeder (MBA ‘69) a health and education philanthropist, were the distinguished recipients of the DeGroote School of Business Honorary Degrees 

The entire DeGroote community congratulates the Spring ’24 graduates and wishes them the best in their future pursuits! 

A photo booth was available for graduates, family, and friends to capture memories of this joyful moment. View the images here.

Marcus Marchese, BCom ’24, valedictorian.
Marcus Marchese, BCom ’24, valedictorian.

Avneet Kaur Bhasin, MBA '24, valedictorian.
Avneet Kaur Bhasin, MBA ’24, valedictorian.
Collage of PhD graduates Esraa Abdelhalim and Ahmed Mohamadean.
Information Systems PhD graduates, Esraa Abdelhalim and Ahmed Mohamadean.

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