Vietnamese Delegation Promotes Partnership With Texas Tech

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: May 1, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – A delegation representing two-thirds of Vietnam’s community colleges was welcomed Monday at a ceremony featuring Texas Tech Interim Chancellor Donald Haragan and Lubbock Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Martin.

The delegation was on campus to participate in a series of presentations focusing on the further development of Vietnamese community colleges and community college/ university relationships. The Texas Tech University Vietnam Center sponsored the event.

The delegation toured the Vietnam Center and was briefed on the role the center plays in preserving the history of the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam Center has played an active role in assisting Vietnamese community colleges develop relationships with Western counterparts. In 2004, the center assisted in establishing an information technology curriculum at a community college in Vietnam.

Delegates included:

• Pham, Phat
Rector, Dong Thap Community College

• Do, Ha Van
Rector, Hai Phong Community College

• Nguyen, Chau Minh
Rector, Ha Tay Community College

• Nguyen, Son Hoang
Vice Chairman, Quang Ngai Province People's Committee

• Nguyen, Tue Thien
Rector, Quang Ngai Community College

• Truong, Hai Thi Be
Rector, Vinh Long Community College

• Vo, Xinh Thi
Vice Rector, Kien Giang Community College

• Vu, Ngoc Dinh
Member, Dong Thap Province People’s Committee

Since it was founded in 1989, the Vietnam Center and Archive has become one of the largest repositories of its kind outside of the U.S. government. The center offers a virtual archive containing more than 2.4 million online pages of searchable materials, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and video recordings, artifacts and oral histories.

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CONTACT: Dr. James Reckner, director, Texas Tech Vietnam Center, (806) 742-3742,