Hundreds of MIU students celebrated the culmination of their university studies in an emotional commencement ceremony.

  • On Thursday, November 30, the MIU – City University Miami 2023 Commencement Ceremony took place. MBA, MEL, and BBA students received their diplomas in recognition of the successful completion of their official university studies in the United States.

A total of 358 students participated in their commencement ceremony with MIU City University Miami on November 30, held at the university’s headquarters in the city of Miami, Florida.

The solemn event began at 6 pm and was filled with the joy of the students, especially during the moment of receiving the diploma that signifies the successful completion of their official degrees.

Graduates have achieved their coveted goal, supported by MIU’s online or hybrid (in-person/virtual) learning model, a benchmark for international  advanced learning and research.

The ceremony

It all began with the entrance of the academic procession, accompanied by the strains of Edward Elgar’s  famous ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ march. The procession was led by Pablo Cardona Soriano, President of MIU City University Miami, accompanied by Marisol Salcedo, Associate Dean of MIU; Dr. Óscar Montero de la Cruz, and Asunción Gálvez Caja, Director of International Academic Development at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR).

Following the rendition of the national anthem, with the presiding table and the entire audience standing, the official program commenced with welcoming words and recognition for the graduates by the president of MIU. He reminded them that it was not just a day of celebration but also “a reflection on the journey you’ve undertaken to achieve this milestone.”

Student Speeches

Following the message from the President, the commencement featured speeches from the valedictorians.  Angie Fransheska Velasquez Chamorro, a BSBA graduate, represented the top student in the undergraduate program, while Vanessa Naomi Jacobs, took the stage for the postgraduate program. Jacobs expressed her satisfaction with studying at MIU, emphasizing “the flexibility of its online methodology and the humane quality of its instructors.”

Elston Rivaldo Pandy, an MBA graduate representing all hybrid mode students, also shared his thoughts. He aimed to showcase everyone’s effort “as inspiration for the next generation of our country, encouraging more students to enroll at MIU City University Miami and pursue their dreams.”

Diploma Presentation

Subsequently, the much-awaited moment arrived – the diploma presentation. It marked the formal acknowledgement of the graduates’ dedicated efforts, paving the way for enhanced professional opportunities in the future.

Donned in their caps and gowns, each graduate was individually called to stage to receive the coveted recognition from the academic presidential table. Proudly, they posed for official photographs, simultaneously seeking the gaze of their families in the audience to share that happy moment.

Burst of Joy

While reading the official presentation of diplomas, a day filled with emotions reached its culmination.

Beyond the academic protocol but essential in every graduation ceremony, the enduring image was created by the new graduates as they tossed their caps into the air. This symbolic act represented the explosion of joy on an unforgettable day -a  moment engraved in memory and destined to be a a cherished reminiscence in the years to come when recalling university life.

About MIU

Founded in 2015 and later acquired by the European group PROEDUCA in 2019, MIU City University Miami has experienced substantial growth under the leadership of this prominent figure in online education. Located in Miami, Florida, the university stands out for offering a diverse array of official undergraduate and postgraduate courses, available through both online and on-site formats.

Guided by the influence of PROEDUCA, MIU has adopted standards of academic and administrative excellence, maintaining a commitment to innovation in technologies and learning methodologies. Its focus on international advanced research contributes to societal change and progress.

Through its programs, MIU strives to prepare students to face global challenges, equipping them with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-evolving environment.


Since its founding in 2009, the educational group PROEDUCA has been at the forefront of implementing innovative 100% online methodologies in its classrooms. With a student body exceeding 55,000 students in over 90 countries, notably in Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States, PROEDUCA facilitates learning in a comfortable, close, and rigorous manner. It provides indispensable tools and knowledge for talent development and professional success.

PROEDUCA has implemented a successful educational model grounded in quality, research, and a constant pursuit of excellence. As a corporation in constant evolution and growth, it bridges the gap between the business world and academic life, addressing the needs of the job market through its group companies, with the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) prominently featured.