TROY - Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. received an outstanding service award for creating and sustaining the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, on the program's 15th anniversary.
The award was presented Tuesday in Xiamen, China during the 1-2-1 President's Conference at Huaqiao University. Dr. Hawkins also made remarks to the conference.
The 1-2-1 Program, which began at Troy University and has grown into a national model exchange program, brings students from Chinese universities who have completed their first year of studies to the United States for two years of study at a partnering American university, then returns those students to their home institutions for a final year. When the students complete their academic programs, they receive degrees from the home institution and the partnering American university.
On Wednesday, 21 TROY students graduated through the 1-2-1 program.
Dr. Hawkins, along with Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dr. Curt Porter, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, will also visit Xi'an University of Science and Technology and Ki'an Shiyou (Petroleum) University for partnership meetings later this week. While in Xi'an the group will also meet with artist Ho +u Baozhu, who holds an honorary doctorate from TROY and who has donated many of the University's bronze statues, including replicas of Terra Cotta Warriors used in various locations on the Troy Campus.