Lots of pictures, applause and tears of joy filled the Williamson Hall Dining Room Friday afternoon. The Office of International and Multicultural Student Services hosted a reception to honor international students who are graduating on Saturday.
Diane Birge, assistant director of the Office of International and Multicultural Student Services, says this group of graduates is especially close. She adds, "This is a large group of graduates for us. Many of these students began at the same time, so they're very close."
Several parents were also in attendance at Friday's reception. Birge adds, "There are several families who are here for graduation, and this is the first time most of these families have visited Arkansas Tech."
The reception also included a slide show of the graduating students during their time at Arkansas Tech.