Graduating International Students Honored at 6th Annual Reception
The UMass Amherst community celebrated more than 200 graduating international students at the 6th Annual International Graduation Reception on April 22.
The event, MC’d by Achintya Kumar ’21, featured speeches by Director of International Students and Scholar Services Kenneth Reade and student speaker Adnan Mohammed ’19, with performances by Rongbing Shen ’21, the UMass Irish Dance Group, and closing remarks by Kavita Ilango ’19.
The campus community was represented by Associate Provost for International Programs Kalpen Trivedi; Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advocacy Inclusion, and Support Programs Shelly Perdomo; Director of the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program/Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, C.N. Le; Residential Education Community Coordinator Abed Jaradat, and Director of Residence Education Jean MacKimmie.
The students will join more than 5,500 other graduates at this year’s UMass Amherst Commencement May 10 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.