His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand kindly appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak to graciously preside over Prince of Songkla University’s 2014 Convocation Ceremony. The Convocation was held at the PSU International Convention Center, namely “The 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne International Convention Center,” in Hat Yai Campus, from September 2-4.
A total of 8,185 graduates were presented with degrees, and four honorary doctorate degrees were also awarded, including: an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law conferred to Mr. Chuan Leekpai, former Prime Minister of Thailand, who promoted decentralization to enhance regional development; an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science (aquatic science) conferred to Professor Toshiaki Itami, a Japanese marine aquaculture expert, who developed a vaccine against a disease caused by bacteria Vibrio penaeicida in shrimps; an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Nursing conferred to Dr. Wichit Srisuphan, R.N., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. , who offered nursing scholarships for staff development programs, and established the Nursing Specialty Association and Nursing Research and Development Center at PSU; an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration conferred to Mr. Chookiat Piticharoenkit, who fully integrated business management concepts for the best possible performance into successful business activities, becoming an inspiring example to PSU students.
The PSU Convocation Ceremony commenced with a procession of students entering the hall to listen the inspiring speeches graciously delivered by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak and PSU President, Associate Professor Dr. Chusak Limsakul. The festivities were attended by more than 40,000 students, parents and well-wishers over the three-day period.