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Presidential Dinner Precedes Gonzalez’s Inauguration

Celebratory dinner free to all students precedes President Gonzalez's inauguration [Andrew Parsons / The Index]. Celebratory dinner free to all students precedes President Gonzalez's inauguration [Andrew Parsons / The Index].

In celebration of President Jorge Gonzalez’s impending inauguration, Kalamazoo College students gathered in Welles Dining Hall on Friday, November 3rd, and were treated to a free meal courtesy of President Gonzalez.

Balloons of every color and flags representing Kalamazoo College students’ diverse backgrounds were installed throughout the Hicks Center as decoration, reflecting the weekend’s celebratory atmosphere and in anticipation for the following day’s events.

“About 600 students attended the dinner,” Andy Brown shared with The Index. Brown serves as Kalamazoo College’s Director of Media Relations and Online Content.

Attendees were treated to Latin, Asian, and African inspired cuisine. Featuring tamales, tacos, Indian rice pudding, Korean barbequed ribs, African style chicken, and more, Welles Dining Hall left few students hungry.

“Bringing people together with food is always enjoyable,” said Blair Garner ’19, “it was a really great community builder and [gesture] on the President’s part.”

President Gonzalez was inaugurated as Kalamazoo College’s 18th president the following Saturday.

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Presidential Dinner Precedes Gonzalez’s Inauguration