Mayor Kathy Whitmire praised international students for taking the challenge of studying in a
new country and helping to make Houston an international city.
Whitmire spoke at the third biennial banquet hosted
by UH International Student Scholar Services. The
banquet held to honor 150 host families.
Whitmire said the 2,000 international students from
100 different countries is evidence that the UH family
had been busy telling the world about Houston and
bringing the world to Houston.
"The goal of Houston is to be a multicultural community," she said.
Whitmire told the 500 attendees that as Houston
develops international economic ties, social cohesion
with people from around the world becomes increasingly important.
"This is where UH plays a crucial role of bringing
people together from around the world and creating an
environment of understanding and peace," she said.
Physics Professor Paul Chu speaks
to an eager audience about his
host family when he was studying in
California .Photo by Winston Lee.
Also in attendance for the praise
of foreign students and their
host families by Kathy Whitmire was
Chancellor Alexander Schilt. Photo
by Winston Lee.
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