WKU dedicated its new Honors College/International Center on Friday afternoon (Oct. 23).
The dedication ceremony featured remarks from WKU President Gary Ransdell; Honors College student Sean Jacobson, a History and Broadcasting major from Louisville; international student Domenicka Mendoza, a Civil Engineering major from Ecuador; and Student Government Association President Jay Todd Richey, a Political Science and Asian Religions and Culture major from Glasgow. The WKU Chorale also performed.
The $22 million, nearly 70,000-square-foot, three-story Honors College/International Center on Normal Street houses WKU’s international and Honors programs in one location and gives them greater visibility on campus.
The building houses the Honors College, Office of Scholar Development, Chinese Flagship program, Study Abroad and Global Learning, Office of International Programs, Kentucky Institute for International Studies, International Enrollment Management, International Student Office, Navitas and English as a Second Language International. The building also includes classrooms, study rooms and a thesis defense room.