The International Studies Program, after a long year in the virtual realm, was excited to hold an in-person commencement reception on May 25 for the graduating class of 2021. Students were able to mix and mingle with faculty and friends and enjoy the beautiful day on Homewood campus. Good luck and farewell to all our graduates!
Graduating Bluejay Celebrating with friends Professor Gaochao He presenting the Tucker Prize to his thesis advisee, Valerie Xu Lindsay Ofori (right), winner of the Pier Larson Prize, with fellow graduate Malika Dia. Professors P.J. Brendese, Stuart Schrader, and Christy Thornton. Graduate Lou Burns (right) with friend Dr. Van Morgan and Ms. Bruffett celebrating with outgoing ISLC co-president, Carmela Irato Cheers! Celebrating on Homewood campus. Celebrating the end of 4 years. Chating with Professor Giovanna Maria Dora Dore (center) Mergenthaler-Remsen breezeway Graduation regalia at its finest! University of Maryland Professor Michelle Boardman, wife of the late Professor Pier Larson, waiting to congratulate the inaugural Pier Larson Prize winner. Looking on with pride. Professor Giovanna Maria Dora Dore (right) providing sage advice to Tucker Prize winner, Valerie Xu. Celebrating with friends. Co-winner of the Tucker Prize for Best International Studies Thesis, Nicole Kiker. Congratulations 2021 graduates!