CHENEY, Wash. - Nineteen of Eastern Washington University's 1+2+1 Sino-American Dual Degree Program students will graduate during a June 23 ceremony in Lanzhou, China. Seven of these students will be honored as 'outstanding graduates' based on academic achievement.
In 2005, Eastern became the seventh university in the U.S. to participate in the 1+2+1 Sino-American Dual Degree Program jointly initiated by the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
More than 1,000 students have participated since the program's inception in 2001. Today, 82 Chinese and 20 U.S. universities are active program participants. To date, 60 Chinese students have graduated from EWU with dual degrees. In addition, Eastern has hosted 16 visiting scholars from Chinese 1+2+1 partner institutions over the past four years.
EWU currently has dual degree articulations in accounting, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, finance, international relations, geology, management (optional concentrations in general business; operations management; human resource management), mechanical engineering, management of information systems and marketing.
More than 50 percent of EWU 1+2+1 students are on the dean's list every academic quarter, which requires a GPA of 3.5 or above. The 2012 EWU 1+2+1 graduating class includes students representing 11 different Chinese partner institutions.
For more information, please visit http://global.ewu.edu/ogi/partnerships/121-sino-exchange/121-sino-exchange-program.html.
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