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Graduating International Student Reception

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The University of Texas at Austin enrolls an estimated 5,000 international students each year. These students represent approximately 120 countries, and come to The University to pursue degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University of Texas at Austin is ranked 25th in international student enrollment, and each year awards degrees to approximately 600 of these students.

International Student & Scholar Services will be hosting a reception to honor our graduating international students.

Wednesday, May 18
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom at the Texas Union (UNB 3.202)

A formal program, including a keynote address, will take place. Please read below for more details and to RSVP for the event.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Teri Albrecht, Director of International Student & Scholar Services

UT Alumni, Ph.D. 2007

Dr. Teri Albrecht is Executive Director of the International Office and Director of International Student & Scholar Services at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been with the International Office since 1999. Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Albrecht held positions at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Albrecht completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at The University of Texas at Austin where her dissertation research focused on the experiences of undocumented students in institutions of higher education. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University. Active in NAFSA – Association of International Educators, Dr. Albrecht has written several articles for NAFSA’s publication, International Educator and has presented numerous sessions at the NAFSA annual conferences.

Sandeep Kumar, Business Development Partner, Tech Ranch Austin

Mr. Kumar is Partner at Kizki Japan Fund, GAP and TechRanch. He has 30+ years of experience building Technology Businesses, M&A, and Global Partnerships. He advises, consults and invests in early stage startups all the way up to large public enterprises in education, healthcare/biotech, semiconductors, MEM’s, robotics, wireless, energy, water, and content creation/distribution in US, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Chile, Korea, Singapore, Israel and Russia. He has been Founder/CEO of multiple startups (Adimos, Ambrado, Mogmo, Anthron, Microstaq, Sensco, DiscoverSTEAM); Advisor/Partner at Venture Capital firms (JVP, Crimson); and GM of Texas Instrument’s Broadband Business Division and their Global Microcontroller R&D Division.

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For this reception please come in business casual attire – no shorts or jeans.

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Each graduating student may bring up to two guests. Please be sure to include your guests' names in the RSVP.


Guests can find parking at the San Antonio Garage.

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To ensure we may accommodate all attendees and their guests, we require that you complete our online registration form. The deadline to reserve a space is Friday, May 13, 2016.

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The 2016 Graduating Student Reception is Sponsored by eShip Global