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International students celebrate autumn semester graduation

International students from 10 countries gathered in the Ohio Staters Traditions Room of the Ohio Union on Friday, December 14, 2012 to celebrate their graduation from The Ohio State University. The reception was hosted by the Office of International Affairs and The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and celebrated graduates from Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela.

Kelechi Kalu, associate provost for global strategies and international affairs, and Gifty Ako-Adounvo, director of International Students and Scholars in the Office of International Affairs, congratulated all the graduates on earning degrees from Ohio State. Kimberly Lowe shared information about the benefits of staying connected through The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Each graduating student was introduced by name, called forward to be recognized and presented with an Ohio State global lapel pin in honor of their accomplishment. The graduates each reflected briefly about their time at Ohio State.

The Office of International Affairs and The Ohio State University congratulate all international students graduating autumn semester 2012!