Troy University to award degrees at ceremonies in Vietnam

Posted: Thursday, 24 October 2013

TROY – Troy University will award nearly 300 degrees this week 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, will join officials from partner universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in ceremonies scheduled through Oct. 26.

The largest of the four ceremonies took place Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City with 181 students graduating with bachelor's degrees in business at TROY's partner university, Saigon Technology University.

In Hanoi, Troy University will award 29 bachelor's degrees in business and computer science at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, seven bachelor's degrees at the University of Engineering and Technology--Vietnam National University, and 57 bachelor's and 15 master's degrees at the University of Economics and Business—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.

Following the commencement ceremonies, University officials will visit partner institutions in Malaysia. The University first established a presence in Malaysia in 2004.