Congratulations 2016 graduates!

Bring your friends and family and join us for a celebration of your graduation with our special guest and activities!


Wednesday, May 11
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Kent Student Center Ballroom

Receive Your Graduation Stole!
Graduates who register and attend the event will receive a stole which includes the name of their home country. Wear this stole proudly on commencement day!

van KesselAdvice from a Successful Graduate: Bernardine van Kessel, ’93
As a former international student from the Netherlands, Bernardine is now the Senior Director for Global Markets for Team Northeast Ohio. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract international businesses to Northeast Ohio, a region of 4.2 million people and a GRP of $220 billion.

Recognizing International Student Leaders
We will recognize graduating international students who had a positive impact on the Kent State community by awarding the International Community Impact Award.

Have Fun!

  • Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments.
  • Visit with FLASH, the KSU Mascot and KIC the Black Squirrel
  • Capture this memorable moment by taking photos with your family and friends with our Kent State photo frames

Registration required! Contact Carrie Circosta at:

The Spring 2016 International Graduate Student Reception is sponsored by: