27th International Day
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. October 29, 2019
3rd Floor, Health 2
Message from the President, Pharm.D. Class of 2023
The Pharm.D. Class of 2023 is hosting the 27th Annual International Day celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event is organized by the P1 class to educate and celebrate cultural heritage within our community through educational displays, games, performances, traditional dress and international cuisine.
International Day serves as the primary P1 class fundraiser with proceeds donated to the Class of 2023 graduation fund. The fundraising goal is $1,000. Interested donors can contact the P1 Treasurer Julian Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 956.429.2023 If you have any questions about the event, contact Class President Lacey Gotcher llgotche@Central.UH.EDU or call/text 918.441.0352.
About International Day
Launched in 1992 by the Pharm.D. Class of 1995, the International Day festival is organized and hosted by the First Year Class of students in the college's Pharm.D. program.
The student-run event celebrates the rich cultural heritage represented within the College of Pharmacy, with free entertainment in the form of:
- Live musical, dance, athletic and other performances by UHCOP students;
- A fashion show featuring students and faculty in traditional dress worn by cultures from around the globe; and
- Other fun and games ranging from a limbo contest to jalapeno and pie eating contests (separate contests, BTW).
International Day attendees also can purchase a meal/drink ticket to sample an array of cuisine from around the world, such as African, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Filipino, French, German, Korean, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese to name a few. The food samples are either prepared by the students or donated by generous businesses from among the Houston area's culinary "melting pot."
In addition, the event serves as a fund-raiser for the First Year Class, with proceeds from previous classes used for donations to charitable organizations and/or purchase of textbooks or other materials for the entire class.