TIUA Honors Students in Closing Ceremony

Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) will honor 89 students during its annual closing ceremony on Friday, Dec. 14. There will be a certificate presentation ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall, followed by a reception at 6 p.m.

These ceremonies are the culmination of a year of intense English and American Studies courses taught by TIUA and Willamette University faculty members. TIUA is the only foreign campus for Tokyo International University (TIU) in Kawagoe, Japan. The partnership allows TIU students to spend a full year studying in Salem and fully integrating into Willamette classes and the community.

Attending the ceremony from TIU are President Takayoshi Arai; Professor Yoshiyuki Igarashi, chair of the International Exchange Committee; and Chie Omorai, staff. Other guests scheduled to attend include Willamette President Lee Pelton, College of Liberal Arts Dean Carol Long, numerous Willamette faculty members, and many Salem residents who participated in the TIUA "Tomodachi" (friendship family) program.