IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State
and the U.S. Dept. of Education.
R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren presented Goksan Gungordu
the United World Scholars Award.
R-MC celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 15-19, 2010. This annual
event is designed to help the R-MC community explore their cross-cultural competency
as global citizens. This year’s theme was “Striving for a Sustainable Future.”
Each year, R-MC’s Office of International Education
(OIE) partners with other departments and with student organizations that are interested
in hosting or co-sponsoring activities.
This year, students participated in a wide variety of activities, from sampling
international foods to testing their language skills.
In addition, Goksan Gungordu '14, who hails from Turkey,
was presented with the World Scholars Award. Gungordu graduated from Red
Cross Nordic United World College. He is R-MC’s second recruit from the prestigious
Davis United World College Scholars Program, which provides scholarships to students
from around the world to attend American colleges and universities. R-MC is one
of only four Virginia colleges to become a member of the Davis Scholars program.
International Education Week to view a slideshow of photos from the "Passport
Around the World," which took place in the Brown Campus Center on Friday, November
IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department
of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
It is celebrated in more than 100 countries.