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Spring 1, 2011 End-of-term Ceremony

Each year between 20 and 30 international students graduating from INTERLINK matriculate to UNCG. Our hope is that by integrating UNCG in the INTERLINK students’ daily lives they will continue to choose UNCG as an important part of their educational journey.

INTERLINK’s Spring 1, 2011 end-of-term ceremony took place on Thursday, March 3 in the College Park Baptist Church fellowship hall. The packed hall included students, teachers, staff members, family, friends, and representatives from the UNCG International Programs Center.

During the formal ceremony, the INTERLINK director and teachers recognized students who had achieved perfect attendance as well as those who had been selected as “hardest-working” by their classmates. The director then awarded certificates to those who were leaving the program, including graduating students.

The program graduates, who completed level five of the language program, were:

Rami Alawami (Saudi Arabia)
Abdullah Aljulhum (Saudi Arabia)
Mei-Lan Chen (Taiwan)
Jung Sun Choi (South Korea)
Mengchan Xu (China)

Of note, four of these individuals (Alawami, Aljulhum, Chen, and Xu) will enroll at UNCG as degree-seeking students this coming fall.

Chen and Choi received special recognition as “outstanding” students, and they each gave moving speeches regarding their experiences in the program. Also giving a speech was outgoing INTERLINK teacher Elizabeth Lammons, who is now working in Japan.

The formal ceremony was followed by a potluck-style lunch and music. Students were invited to prepare and bring food items from their home countries, resulting in a wide variety of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. The event was a great success, and we are very proud of our students.


Previous editions:
- Vol 10, ed 6: March 2011
- Vol 10, ed 5: February 2011
- Vol 10, ed 4: December 2010
- Vol 10, ed 3: November 2010
- Vol 10, ed 2: October 2010
- Vol 10, ed 1: September 2010
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