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“Multicolored Tigers” Promotes Diversity & Cultural Awareness through the Unique Combination of Education and Entertainment

For release:  October 22, 2013

A new organization is promoting positive intercultural relations among Fogelman College students through a focus on education and entertainment, or “edutainment.” Multicolored Tigers, established by a group of MBA students, seeks to increase awareness of cultural customs by providing a platform for people from every background to express their heritage. Whether students are from Arkansas or Zimbabwe, Multicolored Tigers members embrace and celebrate the differences in their backgrounds.

Multicolored Tigers was founded by three full-time International MBA students – Peter Kennedy, Rohini Daraboina, and Aashish Goyal. The founding members came together to present their idea to Dean Grover, who emphasized the importance of cross cultural immersion as a part of the learning process.

“Memphis is an international city with an increasing population of immigrants.  While these people bring their skills to our city and University, it is equally important to learn about each other's cultures to celebrate our differences,” said Dr. Balaji Krishnan, Director of International MBA programs. “We hope that by acquiring this tacit knowledge about each other's cultures it will help us all be more understanding and better global citizens.”

Students are encouraged to join Multicolored Tigers and to attend meetings to vote on new and exciting ways of exploring different cultures. Many of their events range from treasure hunts to potlucks, to drama and dance shows. Over 50 students have already joined the organization, and its ranks are growing every day. Students interested in joining the University's most eclectic club should visit the group’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/groups/multicoloredtiger

From left to right are: Aashish Goyal, Dean Rajiv Grover, Rohini Daraboina, Peter Kennedy, Dr. Balaji Krishnan, Rex SittiFrom left to right are: Aashish Goyal, Dean Rajiv Grover, Rohini Daraboina, Peter Kennedy, Dr. Balaji Krishnan, Rex Sitti

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