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Education Abroad 60th Anniversary
Reunion and Bon Voyage Celebration

Join us for the UCR Education Abroad

60th Anniversary Reunion & Bon Voyage Celebration

May 5, 2023

6:00 – 8:00pm, Doors open at 5:45pm

Dinner at Highlander Union Building, Room 302



For 60 years, Education Abroad at UCR has encouraged students to enhance their education and expand their worldview by experiencing life in another country or culture.

This entertaining evening of awards, dinner, and cultural performances is a celebration of our past, present, and future:  

  • Recognizing “UCR Global Envoy honorees” – key individuals who have been instrumental in supporting Education Abroad at UCR,
  • Celebrating current UCR students who are about to depart on their own Education Abroad adventures around the world, and
  • Raising scholarship funds to support future UCR students who participate in international programs through Education abroad.

Proceeds from the May 5 event will go to the “Education Abroad Programs Fund,” which provides scholarships to UCR students who study abroad. These young scholars will one day become engaged global citizens – teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs who will change our world for the better.

Purchase your tickets to the 60th Anniversary Reunion and Bon Voyage Celebration today:

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Can’t attend the 60th Anniversary event?

Give 60 for 60! 💙 💛 Please support our students by donating to the Education Abroad Programs scholarship fund.


Student Tickets

Current UCR students can contact LaSharon McLean Perez for more information on student tickets. 

2023 Global Envoy Honorees

The celebration will also recognize “UCR Global Envoy Honorees”, a group of alumni, faculty, staff, and pillars of the community who have served as champions of study abroad at UCR:

  • LaSharon A. McLean Perez
  • Gerson Lemus
  • Vivian-Lee Nyitray
  • Kiril Tomoff
  • Diane Elton

Event FAQs

  • When is the event?

    The event will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023, in room 302 in the Highlander Union Building (HUB). The evening festivities will include a dinner, awards ceremony, Global Envoy Honoree recognition, and Bon Voyage send off for current UCR students who will soon be leaving on their own Education Abroad experience.

  • Where do I park?

    Parking is included with your ticket. Details will be shared soon. 

  • Who do I contact with questions?

    You may email LaSharon McLean Perez at

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