Walsh Celebrates Second Annual International Flag Ceremony


School News

The Walsh University World Student Organization, formerly the International Club, hosted the second annual International Flag Ceremony on Tuesday, November 17, in the Barrette Business and Community Center.

As a part of International Education Week, this special event is organized annually to formally welcome new and returning international students to Walsh. This fall, the University welcomed a total of 86 international students from 31 different countries to campus.

"Today, we celebrate our Walsh University international population. All of these students have traveled many miles and many hours to be a part of the Walsh family. All of them are equal. All of them are amazing," said Director of International Student Services Kristi Campbell during her event remarks. "The students take great pride in sharing their flag, their cultures, their music, their food, and their love for Walsh with our entire community."

New flags added to the Walsh collection this year included Ecuador, Ghana, Pakistan and Togo. The ceremony also included international desserts, remarks by Walsh President Richard Jusseaume along with cultural dance and vocal performances by the Walsh University Chorale, PJ and Miguel Chavez and students from Canada, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Bolivia.

Upcoming International Club events include the highly-anticipated annual International Dinner on March 19, 2016.