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Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes and Dean of the College of Health at Clayton State Dr. Lisa Eichelberger will be traveling next week to Seoul and Daejeon, South Korea to visit Daejeon Health Sciences University.
Their visit is in conjunction with the initial MOU between Clayton State and Daejeon Health Sciences University, originally signed in March 2013. That MOU serves as a general framework for inter-institutional cooperation between the College of Health at Clayton State and Daejeon Health Sciences College. Eichelberger coordinates the application of the agreement with Dr Hyen-sook Jeon, dean, School of Nursing and Bongnam Lee, director, International Programs, of Daejeon Health Sciences College.
“This is a very significant development in Clayton State’s international partnerships, as it is Clayton State’s first formal partnership with a higher education institution in Korea,” said Hynes at the time of the MOU signing. “It opens the door to expanded academic collaborations – student and faculty exchanges, joint teaching or collaborative degree programs, Korean student enrollment - between the College of Health and foreign institutions that have compatible health curriculum.”
Hynes and Eichelberger will be leaving on Mother’s Day for a eight-day trip that will include meeting with 16 individuals who will be coming to Clayton State for classes this July, and to sign an official MOU further solidifying Clayton State’s growing agreement with Daejeon, which may in the future include additional educational possibilities and partnerships in other areas besides nursing. Eichelberger will also be giving a lecture, and both Clayton State administrators will be meeting with many different groups and touring medical facilities. Hynes and Eichelberger will also be tweeting from South Korea during their trip. They can be followed at @tim2333 (Hynes) and @DocLisaEich (Eichelberger).
The 16 representatives from Daejeon Health Sciences University will be coming to Clayton State in July to study medical terminology and English, visit local hospitals and to take in several cultural opportunities. They will be staying in Clayton State’s Laker Hall residence hall.