Faculty from Vietnam studied at Greater Allegheny campus this summer

Twelve faculty members from Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, arrived in Pittsburgh on June 21 for a four-week stay on campus at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The visit is part of a partnership between Penn State Greater Allegheny and Duy Tan University launched in the summer of 2010. The Duy Tan faculty members are taking courses from Penn State business faculty, studying strategic management, money and banking, financial modeling, and financial markets and institutions, before returning to Vietnam on July 23.

In addition to taking classes, the Vietnamese faculty visited The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, Pa., for a behind-the-scenes tour, where they learned about consumer spending and economic activity in this industry. A scheduled trip to The First Commonwealth Bank in Whitehall, Pa., was also on their agenda.

In addition to taking classes and touring businesses, the visiting faculty toured Washington, D.C., the weekend of July 14-15 and took a trip to Penn State?s University Park campus.

?We are pleased to once again have the faculty from Duy Tan University back on our campus and studying in our classrooms,? said Curtiss E. Porter, chancellor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. ?We hope to continue to strengthen our partnership and reinforce the global emphasis of both of our universities.?

The program is being coordinated by Penn State Greater Allegheny faculty member Bernie Cerasaro, instructor in business administration.