Saying that Ithaca College’s Davis United World College Scholars “come from around the world” doesn’t fully capture the essence of their diversity.
To truly chart their journeys, the 20 scholars would need a map adorned with pins, rubber bands, dotted lines, and sticky notes in dozens of languages. The result of such a project would show a beautiful amalgamation of countries, cultures and understanding.
And that is the entire point. Whether they came to Ithaca from Ghana by way of Italy, or from Kenya by way of Armenia, the paths the scholars took to get to the South Hill are as varied as the students themselves.
One wintry night last semester, all of these paths led to the president’s residence, where they were guests of honor, dining with President La Jerne Terry Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Melanie Stein and other members of the Ithaca College administration and staff.