*Republished from the October 2015 issue of The Kayseean
By Tanner Cook
What is diversity? It is not an old wooden ship used during the Civil War era to the dismay of some Ron Burgundy fans. “Diversity is what makes King University an ideal destination for international students looking to attend college here in the United States,” said Finley Green, director of Career Services.
Among her many duties helping students, she also oversees international flags displayed in the Student Center Complex. The intention of displaying flags that represent the countries of international students enrolled at King is to provide a welcoming environment for these students. According to Green, flags displayed represent countries such as South Korea, Uganda, and Wales to name a few.
They serve as a global representation of students who come from all over the world to receive a higher education degree at King University. For many of these students, attending King also offers them an opportunity to further engage in their favorite sport – something that some are unable to do at universities in their native country.
“No matter if you’re from right here in Bristol or you’re all the way from the other side of the world in Italy, King wants to make [students] feel welcome. That is something unique about King that we really want to push across the line,” said Green.
Green said that international students who do not see their home country’s flag on display, can contact her by email at email@example.com or stop by her office on the lower level in Maclellan Hall, across the computer lab.