LCCC’s Student Senate and Multi-Cultural Club hosted the 2015 spring international dinner on April 24. A celebration to honor the end of the semester, 91 attendees joined in the festivities. Those in attendence included international and club member students as well as faculty and staff. Nationalities represented at the dinner included Chinese, African, Pakistani, Korean, French, and Russian, to name a few.
President of LCCC’s Society of Professional Journalists Keith A. Reynolds served as the evening’s master of ceremony, conducting international trivia for attendees to answer in exchange for a prize.
Musical entertainment was provided by LCCC students Gabrielle Ocasio, an early childhood major, and Ben Tillman, a business management and music major, who performed a compilation of original and cover songs, as well as Jesse James on the piano. A variety of ethnic foods from various countries represented by the international student body was served. Jesse Keating, vice president of the Multi-Cultural Club, presented certficates recognizing those international students who made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester.
“At Lorain County Community College we strive to promote awareness, perspectives, and an understanding of international cultures, while also recognizing that our international students enrich the educational experience of our academic community, increase our global awareness, and provide cross-cultural interactions among all of us,” said Selina Gaddis, manager of LCCC Student Life, in welcoming those in attendance of the festivities. “We know that as international students you have many choices of colleges and universities that you can attend, but you chose Lorain County Community College. For that, we are very excited to assist you in furthering your education at LCCC. Our mission is to support you in your academic and personal development in order to enable you to achieve your goals and objectives.”