TROY to hold commencement in Vietnam

Posted: Monday, 07 February 2011

TROY—Troy University will conduct its first commencement exercises at Saigon Technology University in the Republic of Vietnam for 15 undergraduate students.

STU is the country’s only private university to receive government approval for participation in TROY’s program. Three other public universities, located in Hanoi, currently partner with TROY.

The February 14 ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City will convey the bachelor of science in business administration degree to 10 students, and five will earn the bachelor of science in computer science degree.

Dr. Earl Ingram, interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and vice chancellor of Global Campus, the arm of the University that oversees operations outside the state of Alabama, will provide the commencement message and preside at the ceremony.

“We began classes at STU in 2007 with just a few students,” he said. “Today it has grown into our largest partner. We are excited that these graduates, representing our very first students, are such outstanding examples of the quality of students Vietnam can offer.”

About 600 of TROY’s 850 students in Vietnam are located at STU.

Last September, the University awarded its first master’s degrees in the country to 31 students in Hanoi. In 2008, TROY became the first American university to confer the baccalaureate degree on Vietnamese soil.