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International Students Graduation Reception

On May 7, graduating international students and their families from around the world came together virtually to celebrate the Class of 2021.

The reception was hosted by the Office of Global Learning, with faculty, staff, and student speakers. Liming Chen MS '89, Chairman, IBM Greater China Group was the guest alumni speaker. Student speakers included this year's Global Citizen Award recipients, Esha Vaish MBA '21 and Masa Haddad '21. 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. 


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  • 0:05 Gustavo Macias Flores, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs

  • 5:58 Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • 11:16 Brandon Lanners, Executive Director, Office for Global Learning
  • 11:55 Global Citizen Award Speakers
    • 14:25 Masa Haddad, Jordan (undergraduate award)
    • 22:30 Esha Vaish, India (graduate award)
  • 29:15 Hongnan Ma, Director of International Alumni Relations
  • 39:45 Liming Chen, Chairman, IBM Greater China Group
  • 55:20 Toasting the graduates
  • 57:30 Cornell's alma mater recorded by students in Turkish and Japanese