|President Sherilyn Emberton|
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — On March 14, President Sherilyn R. Emberton, along
with Dr. Luke Fetters, associate professor of ministry and missions,
and Shoshannah McKinney, the international admissions counselor, will
head to China for Spring Break and seek possible partnerships with
“We are going to talk with them about the
possibilities of us establishing a stronger relationship,” Emberton
said, “which may be recruiting some of the students to come here.”
to Emberton, this will be her first time visiting China. She will be
mainly staying in the southern cities of China for a week. While there,
she will talk to leaders from middle schools, universities and
“We will be visiting Zhuhai No.1 middle school,
Doumen No.1 Middle school China-Hong Kong English school, a private
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) prep school called
Global IELTS, UIC (United International College) and Jilin University,”
As for partnerships with middle schools, McKinney shared about the potential of working with both teachers and students.
In Doumen No.1 middle school, they will be talking about HU’s international program for students and the Master of Education
program to teachers. Meanwhile, they will explore the possibility of
giving teachers more training and more education by providing various
programs such as a TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification program.
Zhuhai No.1 middle school, they are seeking a partnership for this
summer. Students will possibly have an English summer camp locally which
opens a door for them to come to Huntington in the future.
institution like Global IELTS have also showed interests in doing a
summer camp on HU’s campus and sending students to HU in the future.
China-Hong Kong English school, they tried to work on a foundational
where students who graduate from that middle school will be able to do
their first year in China and complete their degrees at Huntington
later. They expressed their wishes of launching the Foundation year
program this fall.
In addition, HU will talk about starting an
exchange student program with universities like UIC and Jilin
University’s Zhuhai campus.
“I am excited that Dr. Emberton is
coming on the trip,” Fetters said. “One school in particular that we are
going to visit, we’ve been talking with them for couple years, and they
said, ‘Well, bring your leaders.’ And that’s the reason why Dr.
Emberton is coming with us. ”
After a one-week visit, McKinney
will spend a few days up north in Shandong province and Beijing city to
work on more partnerships while Emberton and Fetters head back to the