Campus: CSU Fullerton -- July 2, 2004
Inaugural Class of Students From Collaborative Program To
Graduate at Hong Kong University
The inaugural class of students will graduate July 10 from a collaborative
program between California State University, Fullerton and Hong Kong University.
The joint program allows students based in Hong Kong to receive a master's degree
in communications from Cal State Fullerton. The 19 students who will be awarded
their advanced degrees have earned undergraduate degrees from campuses around
The collaborative program is taught by Cal State Fullerton faculty members who are
either serving in Hong Kong or are working with students via the Internet. The
two-year program is equivalent to course work completed by graduate students at
the Cal State Fullerton campus.
"The value of this arrangement is the flexibility it offers to students who want
to receive a higher degree from an American university," said Fred Zandpour,
associate dean of the College of Communications.
Among those scheduled to attend the graduation ceremonies at Hong Kong University
are: Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon and his wife, Margaret
Faulwell Gordon, dean of the College of Extended Education at CSU Dominquez Hills;
Ephraim Smith, vice president for academic affairs at CSUF; Rick Pullen, dean of
the College of Communications; and Zandpour. Hong Kong University (HKU) officials
in attendance will include Enoch C.M. Young, professor and director of Hong Kong
University's School of Professional and Continuing Education; S.M. Shen, deputy
director, HKU; Michael Y.L. Luk, deputy director and assistant professor; and Ning
R. Liu, senior program director.
Several of the students who will graduate in this first class attended commencement
ceremonies held May 30 on the Cal State Fullerton campus.
Fred Zandpour, College of Communications,
(714) 278-3853 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Orleans, Public Affairs, (714) 278-4540 or