Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, greets representatives of eight Chinese
universities during the second annual International Symposium on Alabama-China Education and Culture, held in
October on the Troy Campus.
Alabama-China Symposium Links
Educators and Culture
Troy University held its second annual International Symposium on Alabama-China
Education and Culture in October, focusing on research presentations, university-specific
presentations and higher education collaborations.
Delegations from eight Chinese universities visited with city and state officials in
Montgomery, toured the Confucius Institute at TROY, and participated in a research
forum on the Troy Campus with representatives from the University’s College of
Education, College of Health and Human Services and the Sorrell College of Business.
“The goal of the symposium was to promote the uniqueness of Alabama in business,
education and culture, to build trusted relationships, create synergy among participating
organizations and build a reliable platform for collaboration and cooperation between
Alabama and China,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The symposium was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, and Chinese
participants included: Peking University, Hebei Normal University of Science and
Technology, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, Guizhou University,
Guangxi University for Nationalities, Shaolin Martial Arts Base for International
Promotion of Chinese Language, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce and Qiqihar
Research Institute of Education and Teaching.
Troy University awarded
nearly 300 degrees in October
during four commencement
ceremonies in Vietnam.
Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice
Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, and Dr. Judson
Edwards, Dean of the
Sorrell College of Business,
joined officials from partner
universities in Hanoi and Ho
Chi Minh City. Ceremonies
were held at Saigon
Technology University, Hanoi
University of Science and
Technology, the University of
Engineering and Technology
at Vietnam National University
and the University of
Economics and Business at
Vietnam National University.
TROY’s involvement in
Vietnam began in 2004, and in
2008, the University became
the first American institution
of higher education to confer
the baccalaureate degree to
students in Vietnam. The
University awarded its first
master’s degrees in the country
in Hanoi in 2010. Today,
TROY enrolls more than 1,000
students in Vietnam.