The Facility for Global Education and learning is pleased to acknowledge our inaugural course of International Grads. This choose team of finishing pupils are differentiated for succeeding academically, adding to the TU university area, and also partaking in one-of-a-kind experiences abroad. Our 2017 International Grads have actually all made remarkable achievements in their time at The College of Tulsa and also confiscated a large range of the various possibilities provided by our organization.
Valerie El Houssine
Major: Master of Service Management (MBA) with a certification in Money
Home Town: Longchamps, Belgium
Why TU: Athletic and also scholastic credibility
School participation: Graduate professional athlete, participant of Beta Gamma Sigma organisation honor culture, Grad Aide at the Athletic Division
Scholarships & honors: Sports scholarship throughout undergraduate research studies, Impressive Advertising and marketing Grad, Women Scholar Professional Athlete of the Year for the College of Tulsa in 2015, got the Resources One Academic All-American Third Group Honor in loss 2014
Areas of experiences abroad: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Vienna, Austria
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: Intercultural experience and also experience with reaching discover in one more nation
An individual at TU that affected you: Teacher Michael Troilo, from the excellent I took with him to my last, he has actually revealed me that societies are a crucial element of life along with in organisation and also he has actually absolutely transferred his interest for the topic of worldwide organisation and also globe economic climate to me.
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: It assists you adjust to alter and also be open to brand-new obstacles and also possibilities. After that, when you have actually been subjected to this worldwide way of thinking and also experience, you’ll just desire even more of it.
Strategies after TU: In the procedure of obtaining a work and afterwards returning to Belgium!
Major: Speech Pathology
Home Town: Tulsa, ALRIGHT
Why TU: I pertained to TU due to the fact that I was promptly attracted to the tight-knit area and also tiny dimension of courses. When I checked out, I obtained a favorable impact of the vibrant equilibrium in between scholastic roughness and also campus/community participation.
School participation: Reformed College Other, Positioning Leader, College Ambassador, Kappa Alpha Theta
Scholarships & honors: Academic Scholarship, backed scholarships, Dean’s Honor Roll, Global Grad Scholar
Areas of experience abroad: Gaborone, Botswana
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: I am most grateful for the genuine experience I had the ability to get while being abroad in Botswana. The social distinctions and also health care distinctions I had the ability to belong of and also observe have actually deeply influenced me and also my once-narrow worldview.
An individual at TU that affected you: I have actually been deeply, formidably impact by among my speech-pathology teachers, Dr. Cadogan. She has a special equilibrium in between being an excellent, effective teacher and also making class experience delightful. I have actually found out a lot regarding language conditions with 2 of her top degree courses, and also she has actually bought me in even more methods beyond the class. For several various other factors, I am happy for the manner ins which she has actually put right into me.
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: My research abroad experience has greatly designed my viewpoint of the globe. It has actually rerouted my slim worldwide sights of various other nations to a larger, extra different understanding of various societies. It has actually been a humbling experience to understand that my presumptions of third-world and also establishing nations have actually been transformed.
Strategies after TU: I intend to offer Reformed College Fellowship, my university ministry that I have actually been associated with, for the following 2 years. I will certainly get on team of the ministry at the College of The Golden State in Irvine.
Major: Art Background & Art Administration, Certification in Advertising And Marketing, Minor in Spanish
Home Town: Dallas, TX
Why TU: The capacity to examine as long as I do, the eminence of the teachers and also academics, possibilities to examine abroad, and also the lovely university!
School participation: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Culture, TU Global Scholars
Scholarships & honors: TU Institution of Art Alexandre Hogue Impressive Elderly (2017), Alpha Rho Tau Art Scholarship (2015), TURC give (2015), AT & T Hacemos Scholarship (2015), Betty Hinderliter Stevenson Scholarship for Art (2013-2017), TU Heritage Honor (2013-2017), Kenny Goss Art Scholarship (Goss-Michael Structure)(2013)
Areas of experience abroad: Berlin and also Hamburg, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Barcelona, Spain
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: I am grateful for several aspects of examining abroad. I had a terrific experience examining at ELISAVA: Barcelona Institution of Layout & Design with pupils from worldwide and also extremely skilled and also imaginative teachers. I am grateful for the Herdsman Content group when I interned as a visuals developer and also provided the chance to generate publication covers that were released globally. Finally, I am grateful for my program and also professors, my host family members, and also the brand-new buddies assisted me and also revealed me the lovely city of Barcelona.
An individual at TU that affected you: Dr. Kirsten Olds, Aide Teacher of Art Background has actually affected me to produce significant discussion with art and also discussion and also to have an open-mind. Dr. Olds has actually been my coach and also assistance with all my ventures at TU and also I am regularly motivated by her devotion to her job, the college, and also her pupils. I would certainly likewise such as to say thanks to Teresa Valero, Dr. Maria Maurer, and also Teacher Holly Mannucci for being excellent advisors throughout my time at TU.
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: Examining abroad has actually provided me enhanced understanding on the opportunities and also possibilities worldwide. I have actually made life-long links and also relationships with amazing individuals: the exact same individuals that absolutely respect their job and also the wellness of future generations and also specialists.
Strategies after TU: I am presently checking out choices regarding graduate college for the upcoming years.
Major: Speech-Language Pathology; Minor in Sociology
Home Town: Houston, TX
Why TU: I determined to find to TU as a result of the amazing feeling of area that I really felt when I checked out. The quantity of genuine generosity revealed me and also rate of interest in my future success from admissions, teachers, and also pupils was exceptional contrasted to various other colleges I put on.
School participation: Aide Positioning Supervisor and also 3 year Positioning Leader, Exec Supervisor of Variety and also Multiculturalism for Pupil Organization, Vice-President of College Ambassadors and also 3 year College Ambassador, Senior citizen Expert and also 2 year Vice-President of the Organization of Black Collegians, Head Of State of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Culture, Capella Chamber Singers, Peer Expert and also Exchange Pupil Planner at the Facility for Global Education and learning, and also 3 year Checking out Companion at Kendall-Whittier Grade School
Scholarships & honors: College of Tulsa Academic Scholarship, Burt Holmes Variety Scholar, College of Tulsa Heritage Honor, Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship (Worldwide Researches Abroad), Lesley Hyche-Turay Scholarship from the Tulsa Phase of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and also a College of Tulsa Songs Scholarship. College of Tulsa Omicron Delta Kappa Top 10 Freshmen Honor, Jess Chouteau Top 10 Impressive Elderly Honor, and also Presidential and also Dean’s Honor Listings
Areas of experience abroad: Sevilla, Spain
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: I am most grateful to the research abroad advisors and also Facility for Global Education and learning for making my research abroad experience a truth. They routed me to sources, counseled me when I had stress and anxiety, urged me to make an application for scholarships, and also made the procedure really smooth and also clear. Every one of this aided to make my mama and also family members extra comfy with me travelling, and also they sustained me to travel also when I questioned myself.
An individual at TU that affected you: Kedrica Taylor, a TU alum, was a substantial impact on my time on university. She mentored me, revealed me what companies would certainly be excellent to obtain associated with, and also was a good example of exactly how to be a driven, resistant, and also effective black trainee leader on university and also in the area.
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: My time abroad opened my globe sight greater than I ever before assumed it might have. While abroad, I took a sociology course called “A World of Protests” where we researched social activities from worldwide because2011 It was an actually difficult course however it aided me discover to assess at a greater degree of assumed the variety of reasons that social activities start and also exist. This aided me to expand also much better as a supporter for marginalized teams which I intend on performing in the future. I likewise remained with a host mama where I found out Spanish and also attempted several brand-new foods, pressing me out of my convenience area to expand and also attempt brand-new experiences.
Strategies after TU: I am going to graduate college right here at the College of Tulsa to seek my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. I have likewise approve a graduate aide placement with the Workplace of New Pupil Provider & Programs.
Major: Mechanical Design
Home Town: St. Louis, MO
Why TU: Cross nation and also track programs, solid mechanical design program, and also affordable scholarships
School participation: Captain of cross nation and also track, Treasurer for SENEA (Lasting Design for Needy & Arising Locations), study tasks on solar power and also water preservation
Scholarships & honors: Governmental Scholarship, American Athletic Seminar Commissioner’s Postgraduate Management Honor, Rhodes Scholarship
Areas of experience abroad: Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Ingolstadt, Germany
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: The friends I made while abroad that I have actually had the ability to remain in touch with and also the chance to witness exactly how Germans think about the setting in their financial choices
An individual at TU that affected you: Dr. Todd Otanicar, my study coach, for revealing me the ropes of study and also tidy power
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: I’m currently positive I might have a job in one more nation and also I have a special, international viewpoint on American national politics that’s aided me recognize far better why points are the method they are.
Strategies after TU: PhD in power storage space at College of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar
Major: Electric & Computer System Design
Home Town: Springfield, MO
Why TU: Tulsa isn’t as well much from my home town and also I truly suched as the pleasant, dense area that includes TU.
School participation: IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, TU Global Scholars
Scholarships & honors: IB Diploma Scholarship, 2017 Ralph L. Langenheim Honor in Electric & Computer System Design, 2015 NanoJapan Other
Areas of experiences abroad: Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Sendai and also Sapporo, Japan
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: The long-lasting relationships that I have actually created with individuals from around the world
An individual at TU that affected you: Dr. Cheryl Matherly, the previous Vice Provost of Global Education and learning, truly aided press me to do NanoJapan. I liked my very first summertime in Japan and also recognized that I wished to proceed doing something comparable. Dr. Matherly was the one that notified me regarding the brand-new collaboration in between TU and also Hokkaido College after NanoJapan, which brought about my 2nd summertime in Japan.
Just how your experiences abroad influenced your future: My experiences abroad have actually certainly widened my worldwide viewpoint. I still work with my Japanese to today and also intend to live there once again for an extensive time period. I have my eyes on probably instructing English in Japan with the JET Program.
Strategies after TU: Masters of Scientific Research in Electric and also Computer System Design at either College of Southern The Golden State or Carnegie Mellon College
Home Town: Coppell, TX
Why TU: The university and also teachers truly jumped out at me
School Participation: College Ambassadors, Positioning Leaders, Kappa Alpha Order, and also GeoClub
Scholarships & honors: McMahon scholarship, Jess Choteau Impressive Senior Citizen, Tulsa Geological Culture’s Impressive Geoscience Pupil for 2016
Areas of experiences abroad: Natal, Brazil; Rio de Janiero, Brazil
What you’re most grateful for regarding your research abroad experience: I’m incredibly grateful for the generosity and also kindness individuals of Brazil revealed me and also the various other pupils that joined our team. Their friendliness had no restrictions. I likewise miss out on the Acai and also sights of the coastlines a lot.
An individual at TU that affected you: Dr. Tapp and also all the various other Geoscience Division teachers have actually established a high bar for every one of their pupils. They desire us each to prosper in our very own method while testing us to come to be the very best researchers we feasible can be for our world’s future. Dr. Tapp especially integrates a large history of several various techniques– whatever from computer system programing to extensive maths– to offer the clearest and also most comprehensive understanding of scientific research I have actually ever before seen.
Just how you felt your experiences abroad influenced your future: It made me understand just how much larger the globe is. Frequently individuals discuss exactly how modern technology is making ranges much shorter, however there are still several locations around that I had no suggestion existed.
Strategies after TU: Grad college