TU’s first group of Chinese MBA students bid farewell
After spending one year living in Thomasville and earning Master of Business Administration Degrees from Thomas University, 17 students from China departed TU on July 29 to return home. The group gathered in cap and gown on the steps of Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Main Campus for a photo marking their farewell. Students included (front row from left) Yufan “Yvonne” Lin, ChenRan “Olivia” Yue, Xue “Winnie” Zhang, Xunying “Angela” Luo, Dejing “Sara” Cai, Huizhen “Jean” Wang; (middle row) Tun “Kyro” Li, Qingzhou “Tom” Wen, Jihe “Tim” Tian, Xiaosong “Eric” Xiang, Qi “Niki” Lin, Siwei “Wolfe” Han; (back row) Shiwei “Carl” Lai, Tao “Richard” Huang, Yang “Tony” Gao, Hong “Bruce” Zhang, and Muqing “Daniel” Niu. Joining the students are (left side) Division of Business faculty members Dr. Pauline Ray, Dr. Jenny Swearingen, Dr. Alison Riley; (right side) Kristy Wainright, Administrative Assistant for the Division of Business; Dr. Gary Bonvillian, TU President; and Ann Marie Emmons, Chair of the Division of Business. The next class of MBA students from China will arrive in Thomasville on Aug. 7. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 14.