In November, a few days before the biggest dining holiday of the calendar year, Macalester hosted another special dinner, this one to celebrate the latest cohort of Davis United World College Scholars.

Each year, the college hosts two such celebrations—one in the fall to welcome new students, and one in the spring to bid farewell to graduating seniors. Last month’s festivities took place as a formal dinner in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons. Approximately 60 of the current UWC scholars attended, along with several dozen faculty, staff, and local program alumni. In addition to President Brian Rosenberg, this year’s dinner also featured special guest Jimm Crowder, who was the Director of International Admissions and International Student Programs at Mac for more than two decades. He attended as a representative for the Davis UWC Scholars Program.

The program officially began in 2000, when the Davis Foundation underwrote grants to bring some of the brightest high school students across the world to 94 partner colleges and universities in the U.S. However, Macalester has been recruiting students from the program’s parent organization, United World College—a prestigious group of autonomous international high schools—since the 1980s. Last year, Macalester ranked number seven out of all partner schools for the total number of Davis UWC scholars on its campus.

December 4 2017

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