On Tuesday 3 May, 55 first-year students from Erasmus School of Economics were congratulated during the school’s annual Bachelor-1 year Cum Laude Ceremony. The students completed their first year of undergraduate studies with a weighted average of 8.25 or higher.
A festive ceremony was held in the theater of the Erasmus Pavilion in the presence of family and friends. The evening was hosted by bachelor's student (econometrics and operational research), Frank de Rooij. After kind words of welcome from Vice Dean and Director of Education Prof. Michel van der Wel, the first 22 cum laude students received a certificate from the hands of Assistant Professors Maria Grith and Evelot Westerink-Duijzer. The programme continued with an inspiring speech by Bram Mesland, a double bachelor BSc² student in Econometrics & Economics and one of the 55 laureates. Subsequently, it was Associate Professor Jan Stoop’s turn to award certificates to the other cum laude students.
As a gift, all Bachelor-1 year cum laude students received the book Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise. From 1933 to 1974, Tinbergen was a professor at the Nederlandsche Handels-Hoogeschool and the Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool in Rotterdam, the predecessors of Erasmus School of Economics. The laureates also received a luxury pen from the school associations EFR and FAECTOR. The ceremony concluded with an informal reception.
Erasmus School of Economics congratulates Silvia Barendse, Anton van Beek, Anne Bierens, Dennis Boers, Sydney Edenburg, Ilse Frelink, Sophie Haasnoot, Ian Hardenberg, Marieke Hartemink, Daan Hoorn, Daan de Jong, Jay Khemai, Wouter Marijnissen, Carlijn Michielsen, Stijn van Moorsel, Enze Shao, Jacob van Snippenberg, Lieke Spaai, Ramona Touw, Luc Veenhof, Tijn Voerman, Yi Min Wang, Feline van der Werf, Max Wilmink, Lucas van den Berkhof, Sofie de Haas, Sebastiaan Sars, Marnix Broek, Olivier van der Eerden, Joost van Ginkel, Onno Halewijn, Janno Kolk, Daniël van der Korst, Maurice de Kort, Daniëlle Lam, Twan Mulder, Isa Oldekamp, Tobias van Steenis, Peter Stoof, Job Voorma, Timo Waling, Yu-Shan Cho, Alek Dimitrov, Virgjil Karaja, Lars van der Meer, Khue Nguyen, Yuntong Wu, Jianqing Zhang, Maurits Altvorst, Drini Hoxha, Aditeya Gupta, Bhavika Adapa, Philipp Höcker, Vincent Drenth, Bram Mesland, Oscar Allen, Adrian Ciurea, Zeyan Fan, David Feitzinger, Maria Ferreira Alves Bravo De Fonseca, Karolis Gramba, Emilia Knudsen-Bielaszewska, Hidde Kroese, Adam Krupa, Samuel Lagache, Xue Ying Li, Maren Odenwälder, Liz-Ancelly da Silva Costa, Nehal Singhal, Kristian Skripiac, Willemijn Speur, Germantas Svecovas, Karolina Szewczyk, Laurenz Thiele, Liesl Twaalfhoven and Junhyeok Yang.