TROY - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will be the commencement speaker at three Troy University commencement exercises in Vietnam Oct. 21 and 22.
TROY, the first American university to award the undergraduate degree in the Southeast Asian nation, will conduct exercises in Hanoi at the University of Economics and Business and Hanoi University, and in Ho Chi Minh City at Saigon Technology University. In all 122 undergraduates will receive diplomas, while 17 will receive a graduate degree.
"We don't build buildings in faraway lands, we build programs and create opportunities for students. It is very inspiring to see these students graduate, knowing that education is the key to their future success, and it tells me that our program that has established Troy University as Alabama's International University is working," said TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr.
The university's involvement in Vietnam began in 2004, and in 2008, TROY awarded its first baccalaureate degree. TROY awarded its first master's degrees in the country in Hanoi in 2010. More than 1,000 TROY students are enrolled in Vietnam.
This year's classes will earn the Master of Business Administration degree on the graduate level, and either a global business or computer science undergraduate degree.