TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prof. John Yeh representing the executive committee of the Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program donated US$4000 to the Chinese Language Center (CLC) of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), to express his commitment to the university on August 1.
NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su on behalf of the school received the donation and expressed her appreciation for the long and continual support.
She also said, “The TUSA program has made its own reputation to be one of the very outstanding program itself and the significance of the support from Prof. Yeh is already well-noted by even the government officials in the States and as well in our ministry of education.”
The money will go to extend Chinese (Mandarin) teaching programs at CLC and to produce the final presentation video for TUSA students, according to CLC.
Yeh said, “The support by people here in the university has been very critical for the growth of the TUSA program and my father and mother both are very grateful to the school for the very strong support and the educational efforts for the students.”
He also pinpointed, “Unless you did such a great job for the students for the last 4 years in NCKU, we would not be in the position to be able to talk about making it even better. “
“The program has grown because you’ve done a very good job of helping the students and when they go back they tell friends about it,” said Yeh adding, “ Several of the students are continuing to do what they called internship after they go back to the United States, they’re doing the internship to support the program.”
A total of 55 American students from 31 states with 41 universities participate in the TUSA program this year, according to CLC.
“The representation of different states has grown,” according to Su, “and it has more profound standing in terms of the impact of the program.”
Yeh said, “In June my father visited Boston and worked with the government of Maine so Maine is added in June as sister-states. He is hoping to meet the governor of Massachusetts at the end of August. If it’s successful, there will be 19 states joining the program.”