PG Paper is thrilled to share the exciting news from the recent closing ceremony of Glasgow Caledonian University’s summer graduations. Our CEO, Dr Poonam Gupta OBE, was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of her exceptional contributions to business, charity and her unwavering commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
Dr Poonam Gupta stood among six honorary students who were acknowledged for their remarkable achievements during the two-day event. Among a total of 2,700 students graduating from this prestigious university, their accomplishments were truly commendable. The ceremony, held at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, was a testament to the hard work and dedication of all graduates.
Looking back on her journey, which took her to where she is now, Poonam commented: “Education has been my gateway to the world, opening doors and enabling me to dream beyond the confines of my immediate environment. Education, to me, has always been more than just the acquisition of knowledge.
“I understand the whirlwind of emotions many of you will be experiencing at this moment. The pride and joy of achieving this milestone, coupled with the nervousness and anticipation of what lies ahead. These emotions are important as they are a testament to the stakes we place on our dreams.
“Embrace this period of transition with an open mind and resilient spirit. Step into the future armed with the wisdom and skills you have acquired. Keeping a positive attitude and embracing uncertainty has always served me well. Every challenge teaches me something new. I urge you to embrace your roles as future leaders, as catalysts for positive change while finding your purpose and leveraging your knowledge and skills, creating a future where businesses thrive, societies flourish, and the world becomes a better place for generations to come.”
You can listen to Poonam’s full acceptance speech below.
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Poonam and all the graduates of Glasgow Caledonian University. We are inspired by their achievements and look forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in their respective fields, shaping a brighter future for us all.