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Sacred Heart University – 25th Graduation Ceremony: A Night to Remember

36 graduates of Sacred Heart University began a new journey on December 9, 2016, after receiving diplomas and words of advice and encouragement from business leaders, scholars and classmates.

Dr. John Chalykoff, Dean, Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT), commenced the 25th Graduation Ceremony by congratulating the graduates and addressed, “You are graduating from a very special program, one where the faculty and staff have been dedicated to your success. And the Luxembourg students continue to be among the very best we have in Sacred Heart University. We will be proud to have you as alumni”.

Dr. John Chalykoff, Dean, Jack Welch College of Business & Technology, Sacred Heart University

Before the eager graduates were called upon to receive their diplomas, Ms. Kelsey Hopper opened the ceremony by singing the National Anthem of the United States of America.

Ms. Kelsey Hopper singing the National Anthem of the United States of America – ‘The Star Spangled Banner’

The keynote speaker of the 25th Graduation Ceremony was Prof. Georges Hubner, Professor of Finance at HEC University, Liege and Chief Scientific Advisor at GAMBIT Financial Solutions. After congratulating the graduates and the faculty, Prof. Hubner reminded the students that the real world is tougher and competitive and everyone should be ready to face the challenges.

Dr. Alfred Steinherr, Academic Director of Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg, then announced the conferral of degrees which were awarded by Dean Chalykoff.

Dr. Alfred Steinherr, Academic Director, Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg

The Gold Medal of Excellence was awarded to Paulo Fernandes and Caroline Louise Linel won the Silver Medal of Excellence.

Paulo Fernandes, Gold Medal of Excellence Award
Caroline Louise Linel, Silver Medal of Excellence

In his valedictorian speech, Mr. Fernandes thanked all the members of the faculty, staff and students and shared his memories of being a student of SHU.

Paulo Fernandes, 2016 Valedictory Address

Even though we are different in many aspects, today we are all the same. Today, we are all the same, with the same caps, the same gowns, and the same diploma. Today we are all 2016 MBA graduates from Sacred Heart University! Congratulations!- Paulo Fernandes

The ceremony concluded with a private cocktail dinner enjoyed by all graduates, SHU Alumni, family members and guests.

Presenting the Graduates of the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg, Class of 2016

Master of Business Administration

Giridhar Allem
Jefferson Marcon Avelino
Maria Del Rosario Cleofe Chavez Cortez
Sarah Boyes Derengowski
Brian De Witt
Cristian Dumitrescu
Paulo Fernandes Da Cunha
Raquel Franco
Matthieu Goy
Beatrice Guerrier
Mounir Hilal
Konstanze Hoellermann
Maria Hols
Venkatesh Komarvolu
Isabelle Lentz
Caroline Louise Linel
Lyu Liufeng
Iría Martínez
Tanya Natasha McEvoy
Fabián Andrés Mejía Pinto
Piotr Piotrkowski
Sambhav Puri
Liga Purina
Danijela Radic
Tatiana Rangel Zárate
Vishal Sharma
Siddhartha Shukla
Monika Singh
Andrii Tkachenko
Halyna Tkachenko
Martin Weinhold
Yi Chen Yeo

Graduate Professional Certificate

Laura Bragagia- Corporate Finance
Sara Gentile-Modern Business Management
Filipa Grancho- Modern Business Management
Calogero Nicosia- Risk Management

 

HR Awards 2016 • Congratulations to Etix Everywhere and SHU Management Professor, Julian Troian and SHU Student, Tanya McEvoy!

Julian Troian, Adjunct Professor of Management at SHU, bags the HR Manager of the Year Award at 14th Luxembourg HR Awards, 2016

Sacred Heart University congratulates Adjunct Professor, Julian Troian for winning the HR Manager of the Year Award (Etix Everywhere) at the 14th Luxembourg HR Awards. The event organized by Gala HR One is a flagship event for HR Professionals.

The team of Etix Everywhere also won the HR Team of the Year Award which included SHU student, Tanya McEvoy, who’s currently working as Head of Etix Academy, an innovative concept for learning and training. The academy aims to provide employees with a revolutionary learning experience that is tailor-made to each individual so that they may learn and grow continuously throughout their career.

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Etix Everywhere is a fast growing, high tech company designing and deploying state of the art Data Centers worldwide.

SHU caught up with Julian Troian for an exclusive chat.

SHU: Julian, you’ve just won the HR Manager of the Year prize. How do you feel?

It is an honour and a privilege to receive this recognition. The pride is even bigger if I consider the great challenge I accepted only 2 years ago and if I look at the amount of innovations we were able to deploy with my amazing, young, inspiring team.

The theory is confirmed: If you treat people the right way you can really unleash incredible results

SHU: You’ve been in your position for only 2 years now. How did you develop your strategy ?

I accepted the challenge and left my previous employer where I was HR Director EMEA of a large multinational, because I wanted to see whether it was actually possible to translate all the theories I love discussing with my students in class into action. Can we build an engaging place to work from day one?

When I joined Etix Everywhere I was employee “number seven” and the plan was to rapidly scale the size of the company in order to sustain the growing demand of our customers for our innovative solutions.

I obtained from the founder, a full mandate on people operations and he kept his word and never interfered.

I immediately scaled my team and recruited Tanya McEvoy (SHU, MBA ’16) who was one of the most talented students of my class, back in 2014. Daphné joined us only a couple of weeks later and the adventure begun.

SHU: What is so unique about the recruiting process at Etix Everywhere?

Companies have to stop hunting talents and re-formatting them from the very first moment they join, so that they look like all the other colleagues (cloning). Our goal is to create conditions for each individual to shine; to show his or her full potential and unleash the power of natural talents.

"We want anyone coming to Etix Everywhere’s office to feel at home", Julian Troian-Photo by Etix Everywhere
“We want anyone coming to Etix Everywhere’s office to feel at home”, Julian Troian-Photo by Etix Everywhere

We give huge attention to the onboarding of new staff and our caring starts even before they join. As of the interviewing stage, we want anyone coming to the Etix Everywhere office to feel at home, welcomed and relaxed. We try to create the best possible conditions to experience the interview as a natural moment rather than a stressful trial.

Once the newcomer has signed his/her contract we start preparing for their arrival, which is not just about logistics. A “godfather” welcomes the new colleague on day one and he will take care of the introduction to the rest of the team. The new format allows the newbie to actually choose his/her “godfather” before joining Etix Everywhere. In fact, all those who are available to be godfathers have filled in a really nice individual page (complete with personal info about passion, hobbies, music, movies, etc.), and the new colleague can actually choose the one that “suits” him/her best.

There’s a lot more to come, as we are only at the very beginning of this great journey.

One of the next challenges is to stop using the word “Resources” when talking about the women and the men in our organizations.

Julian Troian, Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart University

SHU Charity Basketball Game

MBA students of SHU Lux join forces with Special Olympics and organize the First Annual Charity Basketball Game in new course: “Team Management – The Smart Team Manager”.

A team of SHU students and alumni will face off against the top Special Olympics Luxembourg athletes for the first ever Charity Basketball Game organized by SHU students. The match will be held at the Rehazenter in Kirchberg on April 24, 2016. Tip-off is at 2PM and the game is expected to run until 4PM. A don’t-miss Halftime Show includes a special LIVE performance from Thierry Mersch who will be singing the anthem of Special Olympics Luxembourg.

Entrance fee: €5

All proceeds and donations will help finance the Special Olympics Luxembourg team in their participation at the 2016 international basketball tournament!

Tickets Available

 

The MBA students of “Team Management – The Smart Team Manager” Bénédicte Keith, Charlene Schuessler, Raymond Kalimunda, Marc Ben Fatma, Raquel Franco