West Virginia University and Morgantown are saying goodbye and thank you to the more than 200 international students that are graduating in May.

The students will be recognized as honorary citizens of Morgantown on Thursday (May 12) at the International Students Graduation Reception at 4p.m. at the WVU Alumni Center.

“We in the Office of International Students and Scholars are very honored to once again have the opportunity of sharing this special occasion with graduating WVU international students and their families,” said Michael Wilhelm, director of the WVU Office of International Students and Scholars.

The majority of the graduating international students come from India, China and Saudi Arabia. One hundred and sixty-six are graduate students, 42 are undergraduates and three are graduating from WVU’s School of Dentistry.

“Our hope and desire is that the graduating students will use the knowledge and skills they have acquired at WVU to positively impact every corner of the world, wherever they may find themselves, all the while being great Mountaineer ambassadors,” said Grace Atebe, assistant director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. This year’s international graduating class will have degrees in engineering, foreign languages, education, statistics and business, among others.

For more information, contact Atebe at 304-293-5937.



CONTACT: Grace Atebe, Office of International Students and Scholars.
304-293-5937, Grace.Atebe@mail.wvu.edu