Posted on Sep 27, 2013 in Alumni News and News
These two Jayhawks had to travel halfway around the world to meet each other.
Cassie Slocum, d’13, and Michelle Huffman, d’11, g’13, both attended KU’s School of Education but didn’t meet until they both attended an international career fair last winter.
They were each offered teaching positions at the same private language school in Taichung, Taiwan– and, in a twist of fate, they were also placed as roommates.
Cassie says, “Needless to say, we love living with each other and sharing our Jayhawk pride!” She adds that there are 12 other teachers from the United States, Canada and South Africa at their school, but claims none have the same amount of love for their alma mater as the two Jayhawks.
In the photo above, Cassie and Michelle show their school spirit on a beach in Kenting, Taiwan.
This year’s Homecoming theme, Jayhawks Around the World, celebrates the University’s global reach in terms of international students and faculty, research discoveries that change the world and the achievements of KU alumni, who live in 150 countries around the globe. Visit www.kualumni.org/homecoming for a schedule of events and to learn more about KU’s Homecoming tradition.