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Thirty-five Troy University students received their diplomas
June 26 at a special commencement ceremony on the campus of
Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.
The students constituted the 10th graduating class of the
Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, a consortium of
American and Chinese universities, 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 first U.S. university to participate in the
program, with the first class of students arriving in fall 2001, and
the University has been used by AASCU as a model for other
institutions participating in the 1-2-1 program.
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 a diploma from both the home institution and TROY.
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, officiated the awarding of
TROY degrees and participated in the 1-2-1 Dual-Degree Program
Annual Conference, along with representatives from 100 Chinese
universities and 21 U.S. universities.
Dr. Hawkins opened the conference’s Presidential
Forum as keynote speaker, presenting “Partnerships Fuel
Internationalization.”
“The success of our international programs – including the
1-2-1 program – can be attributed to the relationships we have
built and maintained with our partner universities,” Dr. Hawkins
told conference participants. “This entails regular visits abroad,
hosting faculty members on our campus and, not in the least,
taking care of their students once they arrive in Troy.”
Debbie Davis, Coordinator of International Student Life; Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor; and Dr.
Curt Porter, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, join new Troy
University graduates during the University’s 10th Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree
Program commencement ceremony on the campus of Jinan University.
TROY Participates in 10th Commencement in China
The 1-2-1 Dual Degree program allows
Chinese students at partner institutions
to start their degree program at
their home institution, transfer
to TROY for two years, and
then return to their home
to complete their degree
requirements. At the
conclusion of the
program, the students
receive a diploma from
both his or her home
institution and TROY.
Number of graduates at
June 2013 ceremony
1-2-1 students have
earned degrees in all
five of TROY’s colleges
graduation
ceremony
Number of 1-2-1
students that have
already graduated
with their dual degrees
TROY’s current number
of Chinese partner
institutions
When the first 1-2-1 students
arrived on the Troy Campus
from China
Graphic by Ciara Driskell