Group of people smiling.
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the fourth graduating cohort of the
M.A. International Studies program
presented their thesis research at the program’s State of Global Affairs Mini Conference. Four panels included topics on issues related to women’s rights; democracy, inclusiveness, and hegemony; social mobilization; and NGOs and Development.

Immediately following the mini-conference, the students celebrated their upcoming graduation with faculty, friends, and family with dinner at Avila’s El Ranchito Orange.

At the dinner five awards were presented:

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement: Thomas Cottam
  • Academic Excellence: Haci Arslan
  • Academic Excellence: Edward Philips
  • Academic Excellence: Christian Robles
  • Outstanding Service: Marvin Davis

Congratulations to the award winners and to the entire cohort on their upcoming graduation!

Pictured above: (Left to Right):Thomas Cottam, Edward Philips, Jen Roulley, Alyx Smith, Lindsey Chudley, Marvin Davis, James Fukaye, Christian Robles, Kalat Yared, Alex Johnson, Steve Lamotte

(Pictured: (Standing Left to Right): Christian Robles, Steve Lamotte, Michelle Owiecki, Marvin Davis, Jude Alomar, Jen Roulley, Kalat Yared. (Seated Left to Right): Edward Philips, James Fukaye, Lindsey Chudley, Thomas Cottam