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USciences International Society Unites Campus Cultures
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Contact:  Beatrice O. Bolger
Contact Email:  b.bolger@usciences.edu

USciences International Society has been uniting students, faculty, and staff of different backgrounds and cultures through numerous events during the year. Much of the planning was conducted by Peter Tran PharmD’16, International Society president, who worked with advisors Beatrice O. Bolger from the J.W. England Library and Lynne Walker, international student specialist, and Associate Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs Dr. Walter Perry.

1. Officers at the Second Annual International Society Talent Show. Left to right: Peter Tran PharmD'16, president, Rinku Raju PharmD'14, vice President, Eneida Beqiri DPT'15, events coordinator, Manju Mundanchira PharmD'15, SGA representative, Maria Iourkiv PharmD'14, events coordinator, and Pinaki Shah PharmD'14, treasurer. Not pictured: Dipal Patel PharmD'17, secretary.

2. Students, faculty, and parents (including USciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee) had fun guessing the names of the countries belonging to each flag in our cultural game at Fall Fest.

3. Peter Tran PharmD'16 explains the simple rules of the flag game while also promoting the ideals and mission of International Society to potential students and their parents.

4. A great turn out at International Society Second Annual Talent Show where all the students put on a great show and supported fellow classmates.

5. A gorgeous display of floral arrangement at International Society's Valentine Flower Sale. Left to right: Hansneet Sarang PharmD'14, Amisha Patel PharmD'17, and Daniel Thomas PharmD'16.

The mission of the International Society is to bring together different cultures and ethnicities present on the USciences campus. The organization prides itself on acknowledging diversity while at the same time unifying cultures. It also focuses on community service and helping others in need.

Recently, 16 talented USciences participants took part in the second annual International Society Talent in April. Faculty, staff, and student judges were on hand to hand out awards. Other events during the year included:

  • The AIDS walk 12 miles  
  • Served the homeless with the Congress woman
  • Painted and cleaned a middle school in the Northeast
  • Donated canned goods and clothes to a youth center
  • Participated in Pink-A Thon for cancer awareness  
  • Stress releasing dance event in December 
  • The So You Think You’ve Got Talent show
  • Valentine Day fundraiser through flower, teddy bears, and candy sales
  • Collaborated with Black Student Association fashion show
  • Had a presence in the Inauguration week multicultural event
  • And attended various functions on campus held by other organizations
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