First Year International Students at Westminster College Honored

Westminster College international students who are first year Davis United World College (UWC) scholars were honored with a luncheon and recognition ceremony Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Marsh-Jones Room of the Mueller Leadership Hall on the campus of Westminster College.

Westminster College President Dr. George B. Forsythe offered brief remarks and presented the sixteen honorees with crystal globes, symbolizing the values and meaning of the UWC and their future leadership potential as UWC scholars.

Westminster students honored at the ceremony included: Naufal Amjad, The Maldives; Scovia Aweko, Uganda; Katie Crawford, United Kingdom/Netherlands; Tenzin Dolker, Tibet; David Immanual, Namibia; Chansa Kateule, Zambia; Hyunji Kim, South Korea; Jaime Li Wu, Panama; Juan Manzo, Guatemala; Michelle Marumo, Botswana; Mthobisi Maseko,  Swaziland;  Filemon Mateus, Angola; Mahima Poudel, Nepal; Maness Samuel, Malawi; Seema Shedage, India; and Sopa Tsewang, India.

Westminster College is nationally ranked for its diversity with an international student population of 175 from 78 different countries.  Of that number, 55% are UWC degree seeking students, who come to the College from all twelve United World Colleges.

U.S News & World Report has named Westminster the most ethnically diverse liberal arts Campus in Missouri.  A national report called Open Doors 2012, a source of comprehensive statistics on international students, placed Westminster College in Fulton, MO first among Missouri colleges and universities in the percentage of international students on campus and in a tie for fifth place among all liberal arts colleges in the nation. Approximately 16 % of the total Westminster student population is international students.

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