SU inks agreement with American university

Silliman University formally sealed its partnership with Seton Hall University, the largest Catholic University in New Jersey, USA through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). It was signed last July 4 by SU president, Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, and Seton Hall president, Dr. Amado Gabriel Esteban. Mark Garcia, Office of Information and Publications director, said the partnership will cover academic exchange and research collaboration that would be beneficial to both universities.

He added that there are no fixed programs yet on student exchange but that both institutions are open to it.

Esteban, the first Filipino president of Seton Hall, visited SU together with three other Seton Hall officers: Dr. Brian Shulman, dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS); Dr. Mona Sedrak, associate dean of SHMS; and Dr. Joyce Strawser, dean of the Stillman School of Business.

The three academic heads met with their respective counterparts in SU after signing the MOA to know more about the programs of the university and the arrangements in the fields of service-learning, student exchange, and collaborative academic work.

Seton Hall University was one of the universities visited by Prof. Jane Annette Belarmino, vice-president for Development and Dr. Betsy Joy Tan, vice-president for Academic Affairs during their trip to the United States.

The purpose of their visit was to “explore areas of collaboration with top American universities.”

Belarmino and Tan visited a total of 16 universities and institutions in the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest areas.

Currently, SU has 50 formal linkages with universities and international organizations across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

With notes from su.edu.ph

By DM Lorena Narciso

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