TROY university to conduct Vietnam commencement exercises

Posted: Wednesday, 08 September 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will award master’s degrees for the first time in the Republic of Vietnam when it conducts Commencement Exercises there Saturday, Sept. 11.

Thirty-one students at the University of Economics and Business at Hanoi’s Vietnam National University will receive the Master of Business Administration degree in the 10 a.m. ceremonies. In addition, 11 other TROY students will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

It’s not the only commencement ceremony, however. On Friday, Sept. 10, 24 students based at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology will be awarded TROY degrees – four in computer science and 20 with Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

“Awarding the graduate degrees in Vietnam demonstrates the commitment we have to exporting American education to the world,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, which oversees the University’s operations in 17 states outside Alabama and in eight countries.

“A global economy demands we produce students at home and abroad who are able to think globally and act locally,” he said.

Dr. Lance Tatum, dean of the College of Education, will provide the keynote addresses at both ceremonies.

About 500 students are currently enrolled with TROY in Vietnam.

In Feb. 2008, the University became the first-ever American university to award baccalaureate degrees on Vietnamese soil.