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Intercultural and Diversity Affairs reception honors grads

The MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs hosted an Intercultural Graduation Reception Tuesday, April 14, in the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Students graduating this year raise their hands during the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs' Intercultural Graduation Reception held April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Students graduating this year raise their hands during the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs’ Intercultural Graduation Reception held April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building. (MTSU photos by Jimmy Hart)

Each spring and fall, the office invites all students of color who are graduating to this reception “to recognize them for their accomplishments,” said Jonell Hinsey, interim director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs.

Dr. Deb Sells, vice president of student affairs and vice provost of academic and enrollment services, gave remarks and graduates Jeania Ware and Sydney Eakes gave reflections on their academic careers.

Students accepting invitation to the latest reception will graduate in May or August. They included Margaret Blakemore, Michelle Fields, Mai Abdelmonem, Yerlyn Castro-Vargas, Maryam Afzali, Megan Ballou, Tiara Battle, Kavonda Camady, Jeanette Adereti, Desiree DeStefano, Kenya Gray, Sydney Eakes, Nichole Bell, Atria Davis, Gabriell Gassaway, Kimberly Corado, Amanda Davis, Brittany Harris, Jeania Ware, Julie Carter, and Tiffany Hopkins.

— Jimmy Hart (jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu)

Jonell Hinsey, interim director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, gives opening remarks at the April 14 Intercultural Graduation Reception at the Tom H. Jackson Building. (MTSU photos by Jimmy Hart)

Jonell Hinsey, interim director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, gives opening remarks at the April 14 Intercultural Graduation Reception at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Dr. Deb Sells, vice president of student affairs and vice provost of academic and enrollment services, and Sarah Sudak, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, listen to opening remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs' Intercultural Graduation Reception.

Dr. Deb Sells, vice president of student affairs and vice provost of academic and enrollment services, and Sarah Sudak, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, listen to opening remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs’ Intercultural Graduation Reception.

Attendees listen to opening remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs' Intercultural Graduation Reception.

Attendees listen to opening remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs’ Intercultural Graduation Reception.

The MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs held an Intercultural Graduation Reception April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

The MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs held an Intercultural Graduation Reception April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Attendees await the beginning of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs' Intercultural Graduation Reception held April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Attendees await the beginning of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs’ Intercultural Graduation Reception held April 14 at the Tom H. Jackson Building.

Ginger Freeman, director of the Office of Alumni Relations, gives remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs' Intercultural Graduation Reception April 14.

Ginger Freeman, director of the Office of Alumni Relations, gives remarks at the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs’ Intercultural Graduation Reception April 14.

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