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International Students Graduation Reception

On May 28, graduating international students and their families from around the world came together virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020.

The reception was hosted by the Office of Global Learning, with faculty, staff, and student speakers. Our three student speakers were Global Citizen award recipients. The award is given to international graduate and undergraduate students recognized for their advocacy in international student engagement and making a positive impact on the international community at Cornell. 

We welcome you to enjoy the entire reception or jump to a special section:

  • 0:00 Congratulations in all the languages of registered attendees
  • 0:30 Gustavo Macias Flores, associate vice provost for international affairs
  • 4:40 Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs
  • 9:50 Brandon Lanners, executive director of the Office for Global Learning
  • 10:30 Where are you now? (poll)
  • 11:55 Global Citizen Awards
    • 13:15 Yifan Li, China (undergraduate award)
    • 18:45 Abhaiguru Ravirajan, India (graduate award)
    • 24:00 Valencia Lambert, Tanzania (undergraduate honorable mention)
  • 27:55 Global Citizen finalist mentions
    • Sara Tayara, Syria
    • Mohammed AIAmer, Saudi Arabia
    • Tiyani Majoko, South Africa
    • Mercedes Moran, Mexico
  • 29:15 Michelle Vaeth, associate vice provost for alumni affairs and development
  • 32:05 Toasting the graduates
  • 33:20 Three versions of Cornell's alma mater recorded by students in Armenian, Chinese, and Hindi