Community Invited to DCCC’s 10th Annual International Night
March 9, 2015 – Davidson County Community College will bring the sights and sounds of more than 30 countries under one roof for its 10th annual International Night. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Brinkley Gymnasium on the Davidson Campus. The public is invited to attend.
International Night showcases the many ways students experience a global education at DCCC. It has also become a fun campus tradition engaging students, faculty and staff in a deeper exploration of cultures different from their own.
The event will feature tables representing each of the highlighted countries, food, activities and live entertainment. Attendees can expect to taste cuisine from a variety of countries, watch performances by Cambodian dancers and a Russian folk singer, see displays of authentic artifacts and traditional dress and even hear a variety of languages spoken.
A family-friendly affair, the event will offer a special children’s area. Kids also will be able to “visit” each country and earn stamps for their passport.
“Each year we look forward to hosting International Night for our campus and the surrounding community, because it’s such a fun way to showcase what our students have learned in their classes and during our study abroad trips,” says Carolyn Davis, Rotaract International Club advisor. “This year, proceeds from the tickets we sell for the event will go toward a study abroad scholarship to make our trips more affordable to any of our students who would like to experience international travel first-hand.”
International Night is sponsored by DCCC’s Rotaract International Club, which provides community service and raises awareness about global issues.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11, and are $3.00 for all ages when purchased in advance. They will be available at the information desk located in the Brooks Student Center or from any Rotaract Club member. At the door, tickets will be $5.00 for ages 12 and up, $3.00 for ages 6-11 and free for ages 5 and under. For more information, contact Carolyn Davis, Rotaract International Club advisor, at 336-249-8186 ext. 6311.
*Editor’s Note: In the first photo, a Cambodian dance group performs at DCCC’s International Night. The second photo shows an International Night participant in traditional Mexican dress.
Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.