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U.S. Ambassador Phillip Reeker Visits Kent State for International Education Week

Posted Oct. 17, 2011
United States Ambassador Phillip Reeker will speak to Kent State University faculty, staff and students on Monday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m., in the Governance Chambers of the Kent Student Center.  This event is free and open to the university community

Ambassador Reeker’s presentation is part of this year’s International Education Week, organized by the Office of Global Education. The weeklong celebration will take place Nov. 14 through Nov. 19. Ambassador Reeker will give a one-hour presentation on a life of diplomatic service to the United States. He will answer questions from the audience following his presentation.  

Mary Anne Saunders, Ph.D., executive director of Kent State’s Office of Global Education, met Ambassador Reeker in May when she gave presentations on service learning in Skopje, Macedonia.

“The university community can learn a lot from Ambassador Reeker’s life of public service and his global experiences,” says Saunders. “As we prepare to celebrate International Education Week, we want the university community to become more aware of the benefits of global education, as well as the need to engage with the world beyond our campuses, which is one of our goals as a university.”

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Kent State University uses the opportunity of International Education Week to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

More information about Ambassador Reeker can be viewed on his Department of State website profile at  

For more information about International Education Week or how your college or organization can host an event, contact Tori Nethery at