On Friday, January 14, more than 50 Fulbright and Humphrey scholars gathered at the U.S. Consulate General’s Residence to explore how alumni can support education with a mission. The event was jointly hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and Fulbright University Vietnam.
Acting Consul General Robert Greenan and Ms. Dam Bich Thuy, President of Fulbright University Vietnam both shared their warm welcome to the alumni. In her speech, Ms. Dam Bich Thuy also urged the alumni to take action towards fostering an education that is not only of high quality, but also of equal access. Only then, more Vietnamese students’ lives can be changed, just like how our alumni’s lives were changed when they received scholarships to study in America.
The event was followed by a drinks reception where alumni conversed, socialized with old friends, talked with peers in different industries and discussed different ways to create more impact in education.
“This gathering was a unique opportunity to network with Fulbright and Humphrey scholars. Not only we could share our vision as the first Vietnamese university, inspired by the American liberal arts model, but also the progress we are trying to make. Education is a long-term investment, and one cannot change it alone. Only with the help from likeminded supporters, we can carry out our mission: Creating the next generation of change-makers in Vietnam for a rapidly evolving world,” Ms. Dam Bich Thuy reaffirms.