Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Parents of Students Meet in Singapore to Found International Advisory Council

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 5:25 pm.

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In early January a group made up of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of Bryn Mawr students met in Singapore as founding members of the College’s International Advisory Council. The 11 council members in Singapore were joined by three additional council members via video conference.

The council is being asked to help increase Bryn Mawr’s  visibility among prospective international students and parents, to provide support to Bryn Mawr students studying or pursuing internships abroad,  to help guide the College in the development of academic partnerships with institutions around the globe, and to assist in building stronger connections with all of the College’s international alumnae and parents.

“As Bryn Mawr’s community becomes increasingly diverse and students and faculty are engaged in ever-broader academic and experiential pursuits, it is essential that the institution continue to build the structures to support our global presence,” says Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, who joined the council in Singapore along with Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard, Secretary of the College Ruth Lindeborg, and Senior Advisor for Internationalization Susan Sutton.

“The College’s international alumnae/i and parents can be an invaluable resource in helping ensure these programs are developed in efficient and thoughtful ways. I cannot thank the council members enough for their generosity in volunteering their time and expertise to help the College as we move forward during this exciting time,” McAuliffe adds.

The council is co-chaired by Lisa Redekop ’83 and Watanan Suthiwart-Narueput Petersik ’81 and will meet twice a year, once in Asia and once in Europe. Members agree to serve three-year terms.

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