Grateful and Honored: Receiving the Doctorate Award from Kaslik University

November 10, 2023
Gilbert R. Chagoury
Awards & Recognition, Personal Stories
Kaslik University Doctorate and Commencement Speech

Dear Esteemed Friends, Colleagues, and Well-Wishers,

I am humbled and delighted to share with you a momentous occasion in my life – the conferral of an honorary doctorate by Kaslik University in 2017. This prestigious recognition holds immense significance for me, and I am eager to express my gratitude and reflect on the profound honor bestowed upon me.

The ceremony was a grand affair, marked by the distinguished presence of scholars, educators, and leaders who share a common commitment to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society. Standing before the esteemed faculty, students, and guests, I had the privilege of delivering a speech that encapsulated my journey, beliefs, and aspirations for a brighter future.

In my address, I emphasized the importance of education as a transformative force that has the power to shape individuals and societies. I spoke about the need for a holistic approach to education—one that not only imparts knowledge but also instills values, fosters critical thinking, and inspires a sense of responsibility towards one another and the world we inhabit.

This honorary doctorate from Kaslik University holds a special place in my heart as it reflects a shared commitment to the principles of excellence, innovation, and service to humanity. It is a recognition not only of my personal accomplishments but, more importantly, of the collective efforts made by individuals and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on our global community.

The honor bestowed upon me by Kaslik University serves as a reminder of the responsibility that accompanies privilege. It fuels my commitment to contributing meaningfully to the realms of education, business, and philanthropy. With this recognition, I am inspired to continue supporting initiatives that promote knowledge dissemination, foster entrepreneurship, and uplift communities, especially in the pursuit of sustainable development across the globe.

I extend my deepest appreciation to Kaslik University for this distinguished honor and to all those who have been part of my journey. Together, let us continue to strive for excellence, embrace the values that unite us, and work towards a world where education is a beacon of hope and empowerment for all.

With sincere gratitude,

Gilbert Chagoury