TROY - Troy University officials conducted commencement exercises Wednesday at Henan University in Kaifeng, China as part of the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program.
Some 16 students earned either graduate or undergraduate TROY degrees through the program which began at TROY 16 years ago, and has grown into a national model exchange program through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Through the 1-2-1 program, 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.
TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., along with Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dr. Curt Porter, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, have been in China for the week participating in the 1-2-1 President's Conference, cohosted by the China Center for International Educational Exchange.
On Wednesday morning, Dr. Hawkins provided the keynote address to the presidents and chief executive officers of universities in the U.S. and more than 100 partner universities in China, and later presided over the commencement exercises.