graduated in May with an associate
degree in Business Administration
Transfer. She is now pursuing a
bachelor's degree in international
business at UMass Lowell.
informed of an opportunity
to visit China through
Without hesitation, I began
completing the extensive application
process. When I finally submitted my
completed application in December, I
had no idea of the incredible journey
that awaited me in 2012.
named one of four recipients of a Dr.
Jeffrey Chuan Chu Memorial
Fellowship was one of the happiest of
International Inc., a Billerica supplier
of thermal-processing equipment, the
fellowship is named after the late Chu,
a former BTU director and early
proponent of improved Chinese-
American relations. (See related story,
to participate in MCC's 2012
International Education Fellowship
Program to China, which is supported
by the Middlesex Community College
Foundation. The nine of us were a very
diverse group. We were enrolled in
left to right): author Rebekah Dufrene, Diana Nelson and William Pelland; (back row, left to right)
Mary-Jo Griffin, Sa-Marjie Sath, Lidiane Wooding, Maria Palacios, Helen Wang, Fiona Jamal
Almeida, Brian Lopez and Tyler Vaughn.