Pardee School Celebrates Outgoing Graduate Students with Superlatives and Advice

Pardee graduate students with BU mascot, Rhett.

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies recently hosted a special toast to honor its outgoing graduate students. The event was filled with fun light-hearted superlatives voted on by the students themselves.

Graduating graduate students left advice for incoming students.

“Best Smile” went to Yijing Wu, known for brightening up rooms with her positive attitude. Mahitha Owk was voted “Most Likely to be in the UN” for her commitment to advocating for refugees. Manpreet Singh, who jokingly nominated herself, took home “Most Likely to Spend Most of Their Time in the Grad Lounge.”

Other superlatives included “Most Likely to Achieve World Peace” for Emma Liu, “Most Likely to be Best Friends with AOC” for Justin Dynia, “Best Dressed” for Hallie McCarthy, and “Most Likely to be a Teacher’s Pet” for Stephanie Rozycki. The “Pardee Smarty” award went to Victoria Bien-Aime for her insightful class contributions. One student summed up Karl Wright’s qualifications, saying “I nominated Karl Wright for every single superlative because I believe he is an all-around outstanding individual.” Margaux Rajotte was also highlighted for her outstanding relationship with Pardee advising.

The festivities included fun photos, and even a surprise appearance by BU’s mascot. Outgoing students shared advice for incoming classes, recommending favorite professors, prioritizing self-care, and savoring the graduate school experience.

The Pardee School looks forward to continuing the celebration at convocation on Saturday, May 18, as it honors the achievements of all graduating Pardee students.