AL AG Luther Strange to address Troy Univ. grads in Vietnam

Luther Strange will be in Vietnam to give three Troy commencement addresses.
Luther Strange will be in Vietnam to give three Troy commencement addresses.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will be the commencement speaker at three Troy University commencement exercises in Vietnam over a two day period.

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. The exercises will take place Oct. 21 and 22.

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," said Troy Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.. "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."

The university's involvement in Vietnam began in 2004, and in 2008 it awarded its first baccalaureate degree. Troy's first awarded master's degrees in the country happened in 2010.

To date 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.

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