TWC celebrates inaugural International Day

Posted on: March 27, 2014

To celebrate the cultural diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Tennessee Wesleyan College hosted its first International Day.

To celebrate the cultural diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Tennessee Wesleyan College hosted its first International Day on Wednesday, March 26. Organized by TWC’s International Student Services and Student Life departments, TWC International Day featured an exhibit of historical information and cultural artifacts from countries such as West Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Romania and Latin America, and a lunch presentation of a procession of students, faculty, and staff in the traditional national clothing of their native countries.

“Words cannot express how grateful the college is for the support of all the TWC staff, faculty, students, and administration to make this event a successful one,” said Dr. Augustin Bocco, TWC assistant professor of French and coordinator of international programs. “TWC is a great institution committed to diversity and support for our community and I am truly blessed to be part of it.”

Planning this first International Day with help from other TWC departments, Dr. Bocco hopes that the event will grow to be an annual celebration of the college’s diversity.

“Our inaugural International Day exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Dr. Suzanne Hine, TWC vice president for academic affairs. “The event was an explosion of colorful costumes and varied cultural experiences. Dr. Bocco did an extraordinary job of bringing the world to TWC.”

For more information on TWC’s International Student Services, contact. Dr. Augustin Bocco by phone at 423-746-5324 or email at abocco@twcnet.edu.