Pride of NCFU

Date of material placement: 29-05-2013, 12:26.
One year passed from the moment of North-Caucasus Federal University had been established. The period of time is quite small, but the university already has its own vector of development. Therefore students and teachers brightly celebrated the anniversary of NCFU. Awarding ceremony of outstanding students called "Pride of North-Caucasus Federal University took place in Stavropol Palace of Culture and Sports. The organizers of the event were Department for Educational Activities of the university, Department of Youth Policy, Student Associations and Initiatives. The volunteers of NCFU took active part in the organization and holding of the holiday.

"Pride of NCFU became one of the great and final events of the outgoing academic year. Many guests were invited, and there was a storm of applause. The hall was full of clever and talented young people, many of whom gained recognition that day.

Main awards of the institution of higher education were given to the students by the people who are well-known in and outside the region. Among them were the Deputy Prime Minister of Stavropol Region Sergei Asadchev, the Deputy of the State Duma of Stavropol Region, the Chairman of Mass Communication, Information Technologies and Means of Communication Committee, the member of Social Policy Committee Elena Bondarenko, the Minister of Education of Stavropol Region Valentina Solonina, the Minister of Culture of Stavropol Region Tatyana Likhacheva, the honoured artist of the Russian Federation, the art director of the national student theater-studio "Prometheus of NCFU Boris Shcherbakov, the Minister of Physical Culture and Sport of Stavropol Region Alexander Grebenyuk, the world champion, the repeated winner of acrobatics championships of Russia, the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR Basil Skakun, the Rector of North-Caucasus Federal University Alina Levitskaya, Pro-Rector of NCFU Dmitri Sumskoy, Pro-Rector for Scientific Activities of NCFU Oleg Rybakov, Pro-Rector for Administrative Activity of NCFU Nadezhda Akchurina, Pro-Rector for Educational Activities of NCFU Vladimir Magin and many others.

One can say that North-Caucasus Federal University is a real child prodigy. Because to its first birthday it does not only feel its feet, but also took many firm steps to the future. It made itself known as one of the most developing and perspective universities in the country. During that time the university management, all employees and students did much work and NCFU can be proud of it. The awarding ceremony "Pride of NCFU became one more confirmation of the non-standard and amazingly fast development of the university.

Before heroes of the occasion received the well-deserved rewards the Rector of North-Caucasus Federal University Alina Levitskaya welcomed people who were present. She congratulated the university teachers, students, postgraduate students, employees and told what was done for the last year.

Dear guests, colleagues, students, parents, I congratulate you on our first, such modest, but such significant anniversary. Thank you that within this year we were together. We begin the public report on the performed work with awarding ceremony of the best students of NCFU, because the main wealth of any university is its students. We are sure that those, who will be awarded today, will become pride of our country in the nearest future. Nowadays our university is 11 institutes, 112 chairs, 227 fields of training. There are more than two thousand teachers, including 340 Doctors of Sciences, about one thousand and a half Candidates of Sciences. More than 33 thousand students of 86 nationalities study at the university. This academic year we have signed more than 700 contracts with employers. All of them are waiting for our graduates. More than 700 students got scientific scholarships for high achievements in different fields of knowledge, 180 students are scholars of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, winners of prizes and grants of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation. These are big achievements and we have got a lot to be proud of.

There were a lot of warm words, congratulations and wishes that day addressed to the university. Letter from the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia the
Plenipotentiary of the President in North-Caucasus Federal District Alexander Khloponin was read: " Please, accept my sincere congratulations on the first anniversary of NCFU the intellectual centre of higher education of our federal district. Last year was essentially important to the university. The staff of the higher education institution managed not only to carry out quite complicated organizational transformations, but also to achieve significant results in educational, pedagogic and scientific activities

The Deputy Prime Minister of Stavropol region Sergei Asadchev gave congratulation from the Governor of Stavropol region Valery Zerenkov: "With all my heart I congratulate the university on its first anniversary. This date is the symbol of successful start of the decision that is strategically important for both Stavropol region and all Southern part of Russia to unite the leading institutions of higher education into the uniform system and create the largest institution of higher education in our district. NCFU became not only the unique scientific innovation centre providing training of qualified specialists for the priority areas of development of the region, but also a big expert platform for cross-cultural and inter-confessional dialogue

During the whole year students of North-Caucasus Federal University have been getting knowledge, taking part in conferences and competitions, various events, showing their talents on a stage, developing and realizing projects And now the music began to sound and the most important and exciting moment, awarding ceremony of students in five nominations came.

The first nomination called "Tops of Science was established for those who showed themselves in development and realization of scientific research at the university. After all laureates in that nomination were awarded, names of the winners were announced. They are Tatyana Kovalik, the student of Institute of Electric Power Engineering, Electronics and Nano-technologies, Chairman of "UMNIK of NCFU club; Ilya Khokhlov, the student of Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications, the diploma winner of Informatics and Programming International Olympic Games 2012; Alina Akinshina, the student of masters programme of Institute of Pedagogics, the winner of the All-Russian competition "Prospective Innovation Director (grant 550 000 RUR), the winner of essay competition of Skolkovo information centre.

Next nomination was "Creative Victories. It is devoted to the most creative representatives of NCFU, dancers, theater actors, vocalists, KVN players, everybody who makes life of the university be more beautiful and brighter. The winners of this nomination are: Vladimir Guskov, Institute of Humanities, the repeated prize winner of "Student Spring festival; Victoria Kochetova, Institute of Humanities, the soloist of "Nota Bene vocal ensemble, the participant and winner of the regional and All-Russian competitions ("A Soldiers Envelope, "Student Spring, "Union of Talents of Russia); Tamila Abdullayeva, Institute of Humanities, the soloist of "Constellation national vocal ensemble, the repeated prize winner of the international and All-Russian competitions.

Among the winners of "Public recognition nomination are the students, who are active participants of the different events. They made life of our university brighter. The winners are as follows: Irina Shabaldas, Institute of Humanities, the commissioner of the Youth public organization "Student Pedagogical Team "Non-Stop; Eugenia Pridchenko, Institute of Law, the candidate member of "Association of Lawyers of Russia; Elena Tishina, Institute of Humanities, the volunteer at the tobogganing international training week in Sochi, the organizer of events in "Club of Friends of the French language "Marianne.

Ability to lead a team, dedication, work to the benefit of other people are distinctive features of the winners in "Student leader nomination. They effectively work in the sphere of the youth policy and student life and make a significant contribution to formation and development of an active social and civil position of students of the university. The leaders among leaders were recognized the following people: Alexander Smykov, Institute of Natural Sciences, the headman of Student Specialized Volunteers Team "Special Point of View; Anna Garifullina, Institute of Humanities, the leader of the NCFU student trade-union organization; George Efimov, Institute of Economics and Management, the head of Student Council of NCFU, the leader of the public opinion of the All-Russian school of student government "Leader of the 21st century.

A sound mind in a sound body. This indisputable truth is the motto of the laureates in "Sporting Achievements nomination. They are the students who do everything to uphold the honour of their university, region and country at various competitions, propagandize a healthy lifestyle. The winners of this nomination are as follows: Darya Samatova, Institute of Pedagogics, the captain of handball team of Stavropol region, the silver prize winner of Russian Handball Championship 2013; Mkhitar Mkhitaryan, Institute of Pedagogics, the member of the Russian karate national team, the winner of Russian Championship 2012-2013, the prize winner of the European Cup in 2013; Aram Grigoroyan, Institute of Law, the repeated champion and prize winner of Russian Judo Junior Competitions, Judo European Champion 2012, the 1st degree laureate.

There were also additional awards as part of anniversary celebration. For a year different Rectors Cup sport competitions were held at the university. Representatives of all institutes were fighting for the top prize. As a result the team of Institute of Service, Tourism and Design took the 3rd place. The team of Institute of Pedagogics won the 2nd place and the Institute of Economics and Management was awarded the main prize the Cup.

There were two more important nominations. Males of the university won both of them. Nikita Novik the member of the youth parliament at the Duma of Stavropol region, the candidate member of the All-Russian organization of Association of Lawyers of Russia, the chairman of Student Council of Institute of Law became "The Student of the Year. Ilya Semenov the chairman of the First Student Council of NCFU was recognized as "The Graduate of the Year.

All laureates and winners were given a lot of prizes and gifts from the management of the university and sponsors, the companies "Beeline, "Computer Grand. By the way, the award with the emblem of the higher education institution was specially developed by the holiday.

The presentation of awards and congratulations alternated with the best performances of the creative student teams of the university. "Constellation vocal ensemble, folk dance ensemble "Cossack freedom, the Caucasian dance ensemble "Gorets, "Extreme sport dance studio and many other singers and dancers  made the awarding ceremony be real extravaganza.

We will be in a good, festive mood for a long time. Maybe the holiday will rouse students, who have not yet showed themselves, to achieve success and become pride of NCFU next year. 

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