Educators from The People’s Republic of China Visit Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT (October 30, 2013)…Twenty-three educators from the People’s Republic of China, representing ten of China's top-ranked universities, visited Manchester Community College on Tuesday, October 22 to learn more about the financial management of the community college.

While in Connecticut the delegation visited the University of Connecticut, Manchester Community College, University of Hartford and two public schools -- Thomas Edison Magnet School in Meriden, a multiple district – Regional Education Service Centers managed school and Newtown High School, a town-managed school.

George Coleman, former Commissioner of Education, provided an overview of Connecticut’s entire education system before the delegates began their visits to schools. At the end of the visit delegates learned how the elected government manages higher education from Representative Roberta Willis, Chair of the House Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.

Jing Liu, Department of Finance, Ministry of Education, Beijing, was the director of the delegation and Shoujun Wand, Office of Financial Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing was assistant director.

The visit was sponsored by the China Education Association for International Exchange, Ministry of Education, P.R. China. It is the arm of the Ministry that handles all international exchange including student exchange.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades.

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News Item Posted On: October 29, 2013
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