The 20th Anniversary and Graduation Ceremony were filled with surprises. Two awards were presented to recognize the contributions of our academic staff in the fields of research and teaching. Prof. Dr. Aysen Gürcan, Member of Board of Trustees of Turkish Maarif Foundation – Presidency Senior Counsellor – Member of the Council of Turkish Higher Education – Former Minister of Family and Social Policies, delivered The Excellence in Research Award to our Vice-Rector for Research and Academic Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Ilir Kalemaj. With the same enthusiasm, Mr. Metin Bulut, Education Counselor of Türkiye, delivered the Excellence in Teaching Award to Dr. Besmira Lahi, Head of the Department of Psychology and Head of Career Office.