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International students celebrate accomplishments at affinity graduation ceremony

Monday, May 16, 2022
International Programs
In a celebration of perseverance, accomplishment, and their collective experiences, international students at the University of Iowa held an affinity graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 12.
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From the farms of Iowa to the farms of India

Thursday, April 7, 2022
International Programs
Trained as a chemical engineer both in India and in the United States, A. K. Parameswaran (MBA ‘89) entered the University of Iowa MBA program in 1987 with a prestigious scholarship. Currently holding an executive management position in India’s agricultural industry, Parameswaran says he has used what he learned from the Iowa MBA almost every day in his career over the past three decades.
Elisha Smiley, lecturing instructor of baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America

‘Culinary spark’ from study abroad experience inspired UI alum Elisha Smiley to pursue career as pastry chef and instructor

Saturday, January 22, 2022
IP Staff
As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Elisha Smiley (BBA accounting ’01; MAc accounting ’02) studied abroad in Dijon, France. It was a semester filled with learning to adapt, meeting new friends, and expanding her worldview, but perhaps most impactful was the connection she made to food. This connection helped to spark a career change from accounting to that of pastry chef and instructor.