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Chinese studies program recognizes first graduate

Dr.Wong hands Jillian her certificate
John B. Wong, MD, JD, PhD (left), director, Chinese studies program, congratulates Jillian Haynal, MPH, as she receives her Chinese studies certificate.
It was a hectic but happy occasion for Jillian Haynal, MPH, on Sunday, June 13, 2004. Just before she marched in to join the graduating class of master’s for epidemiology in the School of Public Health, she also received a certificate of completion of the Chinese studies program.

Reading from a congratulatory letter inside the diploma cover, John B. Wong, MD, JD, PhD, director, Chinese studies program, and adjunct professor, Faculty of Religion, said, “On behalf of Loma Linda University, we want to salute and congratulate you upon the successful completion of the Chinese studies program of Loma Linda University. You have the honor of being the first graduate of our program. May God bless you with peace, joy, and continued success in your academic pursuit.”

Lisa M. Beardsley, PhD, MPH, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Ronald Carter, PhD, interim dean of the School of Science and Technology, to which the Chinese studies program belongs, also signed the certificate.

While doing volunteer work in Germany several weeks ago, Ms. Haynal was notified that she had been accepted to the LLU School of Medicine. So another hectic schedule awaited her as she was coming back from Europe to start her freshman medical school class.

Presently, the LLU Chinese studies program throughout the year is offering eight courses.

Two courses include an overseas cultural immersion and service learning trip to China for the 2004 autumn quarter. Employee tuition benefits may apply.

Those who are interested may call (909) 558-7486 or e-mail <jbwong@univ.llu.edu>.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004