Blue and Gold - Fall 2021 | Winter 2022 Volume 2 - Issue 2 - Page 74

College Strengthens International Ties with Added MOUs

One of the hidden gems at Bluefield State is the set of relations the college has developed with partner institutions around the world . These relations are codified in Memoranda of Understanding ( MOUs ) that establish the grounds for exchanging students , faculty , and programs .
The result is that Bluefield State College , a relatively small college in rural West Virginia , has benefited from a constant flow of scholars and students who have enriched both the campus and community .
This decades-long effort has been spearheaded by Sudhakar “ Jammy ” Jamkhandi , Director of International Initiatives for the college . He is also a professor of English .
One of the first such experiences was in 1989 , when Jammy established working relationships with two universities in the People ’ s Republic of China .
The result is that Bluefield State College , a relatively small college in rural West Virginia , has benefited from a constant flow of scholars and students who have enriched both the campus and community .
In 1990 , a delegation that included college administrators , faculty and Bluefield ’ s then-mayor , the late Paul Cole ( for whom the business school is named ), visited those universities .
Subsequent MOUs were established with peer institutions around the world . The most recent include universities in El Salvador , Brazil , Algeria , Italy , Slovakia , Bulgaria , Turkey , Russia and the Republic of Georgia .
This decades-long effort has been spearheaded by Sudhakar “ Jammy ” Jamkhandi , Director of International Initiatives for the college . He is also a professor of English .
This fall the College signed MOUs with three more universities . Escuela Especializada Ingenieria ITCA Fepade / El Salvador
Escuela Especializada Ingenieria ITCA Fepade is an engineering college located in Santa Tecla , El Salvador . This summer Bluefield State entered into an MOU with ITCA Fepade with the help of U . S . Commercial Services .
U . S . Commercial Services is an office within
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