Doctoral Graduation May-2014 Rapperswil

It is with great pleasure that the University announces the graduation of two doctoral candidates. Dr. Hasan Al Fardan (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Dr. Max Wright (South Africa & USA) successfully defended their dissertations on May 5th, 2014 in front of the dissertation committee at the Rapperswil castle in Switzerland. Both graduates were recognized with “Distinction” and awarded the Monarch Silver medal of achievement. The defenses preceded the May Doctoral symposium while the graduation ceremony took place on the 8th of May under sunny skies. The recent graduates were accompanied by many of their program fellows. The ceremony was followed by a wonderful dinner in the castle for all.

Dr. Al Fardan Dr. Wright

The title of the dissertation by Dr. Hasan Al Farden is “The Influence of Individualism-Collectivism Culture on Knowledge Sharing in Public Sector Organizations in Bahrain”. The title of the dissertation by Dr. Wright is “Recursive organizational Dynamics: A Novel Approach To Organization Design”.

You May View Many Of The Event’s Photos Below

The Doctoral Graduates Posing In Front of the Castle Overlooking Lake Zurich Accompanied By Dr. Henderson, Dr. Madarasz and Dr. York
The Progression Leaving The Church Toward The Castle Entrance

Dr. Madarasz, The Chief Academic Officer, Leads The Progression Along The Castle Walk Followed by Dr. Henderson, The Dean of the Faculty and Dr. York, The Dean of Student Development
Turning The Corner To The Entrance Of The Castle
Dr. Henderson Opening The Convocation Ceremony


Dr. Wright Being Congratulated By Dr. Henderson
Dr. Al Fardan Being Congratulated By Dr. Madarasz
Dr. Hasan Al-Fardan Being Tammed And Invested By Dr. Henderson
Dr. Wright Giving A Heartfelt Acceptance Speech
Dr. Al Fardan Giving A Touching Acceptance Speech Filled With Appreciation


The Graduates And Faculty Members Dwarfed By The Castle


The Graduates Posing With Faculty Inside The Castle Triangle
Dr. Wright And Dr. Al Fardan Posing Inside The Castle Grand Hall
The Graduates And Faculty Members Inside The Castle In The Grand Hall