The Skyline College International Student Program hosted a farewell party for international students who are graduating or transferring out this semester. Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Multicultural Center on May 16, 2019 and were treated to student performances, games and a raffle.
The event was hosted by the International Student Club (ISC) president, Sophie Huang and the ISC vice-president, Rachel Zhang. It began with a karaoke session to get the guests in the party mood. Students belted their hearts out to current top hits, starting an impromptu dance party at the same time.
Wayne Wang then took center stage with a K-pop dance, wowing the crowd with his energy and agility. Soon, it was time to eat and party at the same time by continuing with the karaoke session or taking photos at the photo booth. The highlight of the event was when Dr. Russell Waldon, Dean of Global Learning Services and Programs, presented the transfer students with certificates to celebrate their achievements. There were loud cheers as the crowd celebrated each student’s success.
Next, Rachel sang with Walter Oshima accompanying her on guitar; the crowd sang along, enraptured by the familiar tune. Right after their performance, Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, the Vice President of Instruction, stopped by to address the crowd and congratulate the transferring students once again! The party ended with a raffle drawing where lucky guests won Skyline College memorabilia and an energetic K-pop dance by Sally Wan. It was a wonderful event with lots of smiles and laughter. Congratulations to all students who are graduating or transferring out! You did it!
Article by Clair Yeo-Sugajski