Mr.Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, was the commencement speaker for the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media he addressed the graduating class Saturday, May 11, in the Tad Smith Coliseum on the Oxford campus

“Throughout this difficult time for his airlines and the people of Ethiopia, he has provided remarkable leadership,” Will Norton Jr., dean of the School of Journalism and New Media said. “ . . . He has international respect and has demonstrated in recent months why he has garnered such uncommon regard.”


The Group CEO, said he is proud of the partnership the University of Mississippi has formed with Ethiopian Airlines. Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) students recently traveled to the country to work on a campaign that would increase awareness about the airline in the U.S., and the company is working with the School of Journalism and New Media to offer the IMC master’s program to its employees.

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