Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University will sign either new or renewal agreements with five universities in China to bring Chinese students to ENMU on the 1-2-1 program. The agreement, to be signed at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Regents Room of the Administration Building, allows Chinese students to complete their first college year in China before coming to the U.S. for two years of study. Students then return to China for their final year, earning a dual degree from their Chinese university and from ENMU.
Agreements will be signed with Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan University, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, and Hubei Education College.
Under the 1-2-1 program, 16 Chinese students on J-1 visas currently attend ENMU.
The students will have studied English for several years before arriving. Many will share a dorm room with an American student.
The program is coordinated by Wukang Li and Mary Stewart of the World American Cultural Exchange.
While in Portales, the delegation will not only tour campus facilities and programs, but Sunland Peanuts and other community businesses or activities. The off-campus tour is being arranged by the City of Portales, the Community Development Corporation, and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce.
ENMU staff members have previously traveled to China to meet with officials of Chinese universities to discuss the 1-2-1 program and to align programs and courses.
The Chinese delegation includes: Shoukun Li, head of the delegation, owner of Shoukun Li's Cultural Arts Studio, and professor at Hazhong Normal University; Xiuquan Gao, deputy head of the delegation, general manager of Wuhan Techtop Satellite Technology Co., Ltd., and associate professor of the Center for Satellite Position Research at Wuhan University; Li Wang, chairman of the board for the Wuhan Municipal Vegetable Group Co., Ltd.; Chengyun Ding, professor at Wuhan Conservatory of Music, and director of Changjiang Traditional Music Cultural Research Center; Lina Fu, associate professor at Wuhan Conservatory of Music;
Tianlin Zhou, Chinese artist and Hubei art master; Zhongmin Jin, director of the Art Academy Committee of Hubei Education College, director of Art Press Research of Hubei Provincial Press Assocation, and associate professor of fine art at Hubei Education College; Weiming Yang, senior engineer and manager of Import and Export Department of Hubei Provincial Machinery Equipment Import and Export Company; Ke Zhou, director of Communication Department of Kunshou Li's Cultural Studio, and vice general manager of Badeya Relax Entertainment Company; Yang Erming, senior teacher at JiangHan petroleum administration and physical distribution self-established school of QianJiang City, Hubei Province;
Jin Li, interpreter for the delegation, and assistant manager of Wuhan Taitong Satellite Technology Development Co., Ltd.; Chen Qiong, senior reporter for HuBei TV station news center in Wuhan, China; Long Shixin, president of Derun Industrial parent corporation in Wuhan, China; Xiangqing Zhao, general manager of Hubei Wuhan Branch of Zhengtai Electric Group Co. in Wuhan, China; and Li Zhang, chair of the voice department of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
For more information, call Phillip Gill, ENMU International Student Advisor, at 505.562.4698.