DSU-NBUT Class of 2017 Graduate in China
DSU President Harry L. Williams returned once again to China to participate in a Commencement Ceremony for the latest graduates of the DSU-Ningbo University of Technology (NBUT) joint accounting program, as well as to establish two new partnerships with other institutions in that country.
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Eighty-one graduates of the DSU-NBUT program made up the Class of 2017. While some of the students remained at NBUT and took accounting courses from visiting DSU faculty members from the College of Business, others traveled to the U.S. and completed classes at DSU’s main campus in Dover. All of the graduates received diplomas from both NBUT and DSU.
The June 23 ceremony took place in NBUT’s impressive new auditorium facility, which includes a capacity of more than 600 seats and a spacious stage area with a colorful video backdrop.
In addition to Dr. Williams, the official DSU delegation included Dr. Fengshan Liu, associate vice president of International Affairs; Dr. Youngsik Kwak, associate dean of the College of Business; and Carlos Holmes, director of News Services.
In speaking to graduating class, Dr. Williams noted that DSU’s Core Values – community, integrity, diversity, scholarship and outreach – were also evident at NBUT. The DSU president also shared some keys to success with the graduates, such as the importance of treating people with respect and having an unending love for their families.
“Take your degree that you have earned and use it to your benefit with passion and commitment,” Dr. Williams said. “And get up every single day focused on what you said you are going to achieve in life. I guarantee you, if you have that passion and drive, you will be successful.”
Dr. Williams joined NBUT President Lyu Zhongda in passing out diplomas to the graduates during the commencement. Dr. Kwak also participated in the ceremony.
After the Commencement Ceremony, the DSU delegation attended a reception with the top NBUT administrators, faculty and students.
During the June 17-25 trip, DSU finalized new partnership agreements with China’s Changchun Normal University and Miyagi University of Education. The agreements facilitate study abroad opportunities for DSU, CNU and MUE students. The agreement with MUE also makes possible professional training and development opportunities, the exchange of pedagogical material, and collaborations in a number of academic areas – including, but not limited to, sciences, applied mathematics, biomedical science, agriculture, business, health and nursing.