Troy University celebrates the successes
of its students around the world, and in
the summer of 2011, observed graduation
ceremonies in Malaysia and China.
In China, 24 Troy University students
received diplomas in June at a ceremony
more than 7,000 miles away from Ala-
The students comprised the eighth
graduating class of the Sino-American
1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, a consor-
tium of American and Chinese universi-
ties, operating under the auspices of the
American Association of State Colleges
and Universities (AASCU) and the China
Center for International Educational
Exchange (CCIEE). TROY was the
frst U.S. university to participate in the
program, with the frst class of students
arriving in fall 2001.
The program allows Chinese students at
partner institutions to start their degree
programs, transfer to TROY for two years
and then return to their home institutions
to complete their degree requirements.
At the conclusion of the program, the
students receive diplomas from both the
home institution and TROY.
The 2011 ceremony was held June
22 at Southwest Jiaotong University
in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
Twenty-three students from TROY
received bachelor’s degrees and one
received a master’s degree.
“Troy University is the American home
of the 1-2-1 program and it has been
one of our most successful international
initiatives, with 363 students coming to
TROY from China since 2001,” said Dr.
Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for
Troy University participates in eighth commencement in China
Commencement in Malaysia – Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, presents Wang Qian Yi with a certificate for being
the Outstanding Student of the Class during the University’s fifth graduation ceremony in Malacca, Malaysia in May. Ms. Wang, who graduated
Summa Cum Laude with a degree in finance, was among the 75 students to receive degrees during the ceremony. Dr. Ingram conferred
degrees and delivered the commencement address. The University began offering degree programs in Malacca in 2003 in partnership with
Putra International College.
Academic Affairs. “The program also
created additional opportunities for Troy
University in China.”
Ingram added that this year’s ceremony
brought the total number of TROY 1-2-1
graduates to 249 since the program’s
Alabama’s International University
Members of Troy University’s eighth
graduating class of the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual
Degree Program celebrate following commencement
ceremonies in Chengdu, China in June.