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Chancellor Brady welcomes returning study abroad and international students

Chancellor Linda Brady with Dr. Penelope Pynes

UNC Greensboro has always given a warm welcome to our International students and this year was no exception.  August 23, 2011, Chancellor Linda Brady personally welcomed the international students in her semi-annual International Welcome Reception in the Cone Ballroom of the Elliott University Center.  International students, returning study abroad exchange students, faculty and staff enjoyed this festive occasion which featured photographic highlights from the new international student orientation projected on the wall accompanied by international music.  After mingling with guests, Chancellor Brady took a moment to address all in attendance.  Chancellor Brady highlighted how her own international experiences including her work in the U.S. Department of Defense and her leadership at Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology  had impacted her as a professional.  Chancellor Brady emphasized the importance of international students on our campus and of continuing efforts to internationalize our university. Chancellor Brady gave special recognition to the 24 German Fulbright students who spent a month at UNCG, participating in a program of English and American culture.  (UNCG was one of the two American universities asked to host German Fulbright Summer Institutes in 2011.)

Chancellor Brady meets Fulbright international students

As a traditional part of the reception, students representing various categories are recognized and introduced to the Chancellor.  These students included undergraduate international exchange student, Rinja Lennartsson, of Sweden who is studying abroad from long time international partner, Linnaeus University (1995). Linnaeus and UNCG are coordinating our first HR staff exchange in the upcoming year.   Chelseaia Charron, of Trinidad and Tobago, represented undergraduate international degree-seeking students.  Chelseaia’s mother attended UNCG as an international degree-seeking student many years ago, and we are happy to welcome her to the Spartan family.  Graduate students, Andrea Freiberger, Conflict and Peace Studies from Germany; Claudia Agulera, Interior Architecture from El Salvador, and Mohammed Berray, Library and Information Studies from Egypt were recognized. All are graduate Fulbright students.  INTERLINK welcomed Elbek Nasimov as their first student from Uzbekistan.
The International Programs Center would like to thank all who attended the Chancellor’s International Welcome Reception.  We had a great turn out and wish you all a safe and successful semester and year!

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