In less than a month, Yanne Toussaint will end her collegiate athletic career forever. She will no longer dread setting her alarm for 6:00 a.m. every morning. She will no longer have to sit through hours upon hours of bus rides. She will no longer spend long nights finishing that one assignment she didn’t have time to do between practices. When she graduates in May, Yanne Toussaint will board a plane back to her hometown in the Netherlands, and at first she may not look back.
Walking through the gates of her previous school, Anhui Normal University in 2016, Leqi Mei, a Chinese student known as Mabel, had only dreamed of coming to America. Little did she know that the opportunity would arise in 2018. “I came to Brenau University through the 2+2 program,” she said. Mabel, 21, an English Literature major and Mass Communications minor is one of the many seniors who will be graduating in May.