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SCAD Hong Kong Celebrates 2017 Graduating Class

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On Saturday 10 June, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) celebrated the 81 students who participated in Commencement Day 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong. This marks the largest ever participation in SCAD’s commencement day globally, with more than 2,400 students participating in Commencement Day in Atlanta, Savannah and Hong Kong.

Nearly 400 friends, family and industry leaders cheered on the graduates who will join a growing global network of almost 35,000 SCAD alumni.

Joining the students on the stage was Joyce Wang, award-winning Hong Kong architect and interior designer, who was awarded with an honorary degree by SCAD Founder and President Paula Wallace.

Douglas Young, Co-founder and creative force behind Hong Kong heritage brand Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) gave the Commencement Speech that celebrated the inspiring achievements of the Class of 2017, and heralded their next steps as Asia’s brightest creative talent. Young told the graduates; “It is an exciting time that you graduate into, an age of cultural transition that Hong Kong, and all of you, are right in the middle of. Throughout the ages creative people have been the ones who power change and design the future with their distinctive vision, I am honored to be here today with this impressive class of SCAD students, that I have no doubt will be the creative leaders of industry in years to come”.

Also addressing the audience was Alumni speaker Sofia Borromeo, founder and fashion designer of the women’s ready to wear label Sofie B., and Advertising student Mohini Khadaria, who spoke on behalf of this year’s graduates as the 2017 Valedictorian.B.F.A. Sequential Art major Corinne Fajardo Caro was announced as 2017’s Salutatorian and M.A. Photography major Kenny Xinda Li the Excelsus Laureate.

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