Representatives from the China Vocational Education Association (CVEA) toured Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and met with college leadership on Nov. 2 as part of a week-long professional development tour of American community colleges.
The delegation – which met with interim Brookdale President David Stout, Vice President for Learning Matthew Reed, Executive Dean of Regional Locations and K-12 Partnerships Anita Voogt; Associate Vice President of Continuing and Professional Studies Marie Lucier-Woodruff; and International Education Center Coordinator Lucyna Wadych-Ketley – spent the morning discussing Brookdale’s approach to vocational training and various college initiatives that have helped students develop valuable career skills.
CVEA representatives also presented gifts to the Brookdale officials, including traditional silk brocades adorned with contemporary paintings and Chinese calligraphy.
After discussing a variety of topics, including potential opportunities for international partnerships, the group took a guided tour of the Lincroft campus and sat for a hot lunch with physics professor Xiaoxiang Liu, assistant human services professor Daijuan Gao, and Brookdale students Yiqi Lei and Zhonqi Zhong.
The CVEA delegation included: Naichun Fang, Secretary General; Cuie Ma, Director of Organization and Publicity; Qingming Pan, Vice-Director of the CVEA, Yunnan Province; Nanjun Chen, Secretary General of the CVEA, Hubei Province; Shanhua Li, President of the Yunnan Vocational College of Mechanical and Electrical Technology; and Mengqing Li, President of the Normal School of Vocational and Technical Education, Hubei University of Technology.
View more photos of the CVEA visit here.
Learn more about Brookdale’s international education partnerships here.