Center for International Education
Spring 2011

Ikegami leads successful effort to raise funds for Japan reconstruction

Dear colleagues,

     As many of you know, Pam Ikegami launched the Paper Cranes for Japan event in order to raise money to support the long-term reconstruction efforts in Northern Japan. With her students, the Korean Culture Club, and residents of Fairchild Hall, she collected 2,100 paper cranes.

     Over 600 of them were folded during the 90-minute event that Pam led at the MUB. Thanks to Pam’s hard work and leadership, the UNH community raised $4,200 for Architecture for Humanity.

Adrienne Messe (center) with friends while in Shanghai

     My sincerest thanks and congratulations to Pam for this amazing accomplishment. Seeing the boxes of cranes in her office was truly inspirational and a reminder of how fortunate we are to have such wonderful colleagues.

                                             Warm regards,
                                             Piero

Pam Ikegami teaches Japanese in the UNH Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Piero Garofalo, associate professor of Italian, is chairman of that department.



Two of the many students who gathered at the MUB to make paper cranes to raise funds for Japan
Two of the many students who gathered
at the MUB to make for Japan
Pam Ikegami holding a box of paper cranes
Pam Ikegami holding a box of paper cranes

Photos courtesy of UNH Photographic Services