Japan Alumni Club

The University of Utah Alumni Association is in the process of opening the Japan Alumni Club. If you're interested in volunteering or serving as a board member, please email Nelly Divricean.


Nagoya Exchange Program Celebrates 50 Years, September 2013

The Nagoya Study Tour program celebrated its 50th anniversary with two events at the University of Utah in 2013.

A collaborative effort between the Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN) and the University of Utah, the exchange program brought more than 300 students from Nagoya, Japan, to Utah and the United States over the course of nearly 30 years, from 1963 to 1992. In July of this year, seven former exchange students from Nagoya came back to the U to reunite with members of their Salt Lake City host families and U employees who had helped with the program over the years. Several more former participants reunited for a celebration at the U in September. In addition to attending receptions in honor of the program, the former students also heard from U leaders, including U President David W. Pershing, as well as Fred Esplin MS’74, the U’s vice president for institutional advancement; Michael Hardman BS’71 MEd’73 PhD’75, the U’s chief global officer; John Ashton BS’66 JD’69, the Alumni Association’s executive director; and Nelly Divricean BS’09 MS’12, international alumni relations manager. Learn more in the Alumni Association feature articles here and here.

Top left: Teruo Ishii plays the guitar and leads the alumni group in song at the September luncheon. Top right: From left, Kazuhiko Ohshima, Kojuro Yamamoto, Patricia Jarvis, and Mark Johnston look at keepsakes and photos. Bottom: Michael Sanders, left, and Kojuro Yamamoto look at alumni memorabilia.

For more information, please contact Nelly Divricean.

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