Troy University will recognize graduates in China this month during commencement exercises at Dalian Jiaotong University in the Liaodong Province.
Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., will present degrees to about a dozen students who participated in the 1-2-1 Program, which began at TROY 17 years ago, and has grown into a national model exchange program through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Commencement is set for June 14, and will be the 14th such event for the 1-2-1 Program.
Through the 1-2-1 Program, students from Chinese universities who have completed their first year of studies transfer to the United States for two years of study at the Troy Campus, then return to their home institutions for a final year. When the students complete their academic programs, they receive degrees from the home institution and Troy University.
Prior to the commencement ceremony, Dr. Hawkins will participate in the President’s Forum, which consists of the presidents and chief executive officers of universities in the U.S. and more than 100 partner universities in China. The forum is the culmination of a weeklong conference that centers this year on preparing students for a global workforce.
The TROY contingent will also meet with officials of several potential partner universities during the trip.