For two weeks in the month of June, professors Dr. Fred Fening and Ms. Joanne Muniz were Webber International University ambassadors of education at Henan Finance University in Zhengzhou, China. Both professors taught over 300 students in the subjects of Managers & Management and Western Financial Accounting, respectively, while acting in the capacity as ambassadors for a unique student exchange program between the two universities. These English-based courses and University outreach also extended to Xinyang Normal University, where the professors toured the campus and met with university administrators and 300 prospective business students, explaining the educational programs offered by Webber in efforts to enhance the friendship, cooperation, and student exchange between Webber and Xinyang Normal University where over 25,000 students attend this prestigious institution.
During their stay, the professors were able to visit such culturally historic sites as the Shaolin Temple and Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, and were able to ride on the country’s high-speed train which travels at speeds up to 187 mph! Beyond these sights, Fening and Muniz also enjoyed the many delicacies Zhengzhou and Xinyang had to offer, including hot pots, Beijing Duck, and even some American cuisine!
As Webber International University hopes to expand their student exchange programs between these two universities, they are excited to welcome a contingency of Chinese administrators and faculty from Henan Finance University who will be visiting Webber’s main campus in Babson Park in August and September to further their understanding of western collegiate instruction. Webber’s administration, staff, faculty, and especially Professors Fening and Muniz, are excited to welcome these educators and look forward to an exciting educational visit for these visitors, their faculty and staff, and their students as well!
Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws, and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations. Degrees are offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats. Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC) offers a comprehensive liberal arts program and has roots dating to 1896. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities. The University has been recognized as a US News and World Reports Best Regional Colleges: South, a Princeton Review Best Southeastern College, and has earned Petersons’ top marks for academics, value and community. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and numerous programs have earned additional programmatic accreditations.