A Toast to the Future: SIMS #ClassOf2024’s Last Supper 

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Four years have swiftly flown by, and now graduation looms on the horizon for the #ClassOf2024. Relieved, but also anxious, they stand on the brink of the end of their educational journey, eager for freedom to mould their future and pursue their interests and passions. In this pivotal moment, gratitude remains their steady anchor, acknowledging the privilege and support that have paved their paths thus far. 

Yet, amidst this excitement, uncertainty clouds their personal and professional prospects. They ponder: what adventures lie ahead? Which choices will steer them toward their best futures?

“What words would I, a hopeful graduate, desire to hear as I ready myself for the journey beyond graduation?”

With questions from family and friends about job prospects and further education buzzing around, some classmates have already chosen their paths while others remain undecided.

On Friday, May 17, 2024, the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) organized a gala dinner for its graduating class. Draped in elegant emerald green, students gracefully strolled into the lavishly adorned tents at the Graduation Square, resplendent with green and gold decor, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. Their lecturers, graduate assistants, and administrators joined in, adding a proud and supportive presence to the festivities. 

Over a scrumptious meal and music, the atmosphere was a mix of nostalgia and excitement. Amidst the festivities, they took a moment to reminisce about their time together, sharing stories of their favourite classes, the best moments on campus, and the unforgettable experiences they had shared. Tatiana Gicheru, a charismatic 3rd-year BIS student and Master of Ceremonies, kept the crowd engaged and entertained throughout the night. 

“You’ve Got This!”

Amid the graduating class, alumni Mugambi Wahome, representing the #ClassOf2022 in BBS Financial Economics, and Simon Bakibinga, from the #ClassOf2023 in BBS Actuarial Science, stood out. As they reminisced about their time at the institution, they took a stroll down memory lane, recalling the guidance and encouragement they received from alumni who preceded them.

There’s power in people. Keep networking!” Mugambi echoed, underscoring the vital role his classmates and friends play in sustaining his professional connections.  In harmony with his sentiment, Simon chimed in, “think outside the box!” recognizing that career trajectories may diverge, with some venturing into entrepreneurship journeys.

Following the words of encouragement and inspiration from the alumni, the students had the honour to receive nuggets of wisdom from Lorraine Karanja, Founder and CEO of Kipusa Beauty, the keynote speaker. “Decisions you make will make or break you.” Her words struck a chord, reminding them that our decisions shape our future paths.

Stay adaptable! Your Bachelor of Business Science (BBS) Degree is one-of-a-kind in Kenya” Dr. Godfrey Madigu, Dean, SIMS, encouraged the students as they leap into a new chapter and embrace the journey ahead.

Adding to the festivities, the Cafeteria team delighted attendees with their exquisite baking skills, providing the essential touch of sweetness to the occasion. Coinciding with “World Baking Day”, it was a celebration of both achievement and culinary delight.

With laughter filling the air, the students joyously danced and snapped photos, their joyful movements and smiles painted the scene with excitement and anticipation for their graduation in June 2024. 

Article written by: Jemmy M. Kamau

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