It’s Academic attends spectacular Opening Ceremony of Xing Wei College in Shanghai

It’s Academic attends spectacular Opening Ceremony of Xing Wei College in Shanghai

(Shanghai, China. – February 23, 2012) It’s Academic’s Managing Director John Becker attended the opening ceremony of the first Chinese American liberal arts college, Xing Wei College, in Shanghai. Mr. Becker’s attendance at the opening ceremony is quite significant as It’s Academic was instrumental in recruiting and placing the majority of the founding faculty, Adam Huarg the Academic Dean and many key people in the colleges admissions team.

Highlights of the opening ceremony included:

  • Opening speech by Mr. Mohammad Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University, on the significance of a liberal arts education
  • A moving speech by Mr. Wei Ming Chen, Founder/Chairman of Xing Wei Education Group who told the crowd of over 200 high school principals and business leaders, that he dedicated Xing Wei College to the memory of his mother, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Greetings from dignitaries Dr. Douglas Treadway, Provost of Xing Wei Colleges; Mr. Tarun Bhatia, Executive VP for International and Strategic Development at Alliant International University; Mr. Xin Xian Guang, Principal of Foreign Language School of Shanghai Normal University
  • Playing of Chinese national anthem, raising of the College Flag, campus tours, Mediascape demonstration, and sessions with college and admissions counselors

Students will begin their studies in August 2012.

Xing Wei College ( will provide students Chinas first U.S.-modeled, liberal arts college education in an English speaking learning environment and will focus on 21st Century learning outcomes with the intention of providing open transfer access to quality university education in the U.S. Major courses of study can lead to a college diploma in Arts & Science, Business and Computer Studies. As well as providing a strong academic grounding, Xing Wei College provides a well-rounded learning experience by accepting applications from International students. The cross-cultural experiences will provide all students an opportunity to experience being citizens of the world. It’s Academic’s is proud of its contribution to Xing Wei College is looking forward to a continued working relationship

It’s Academic Educational Staffing, Canada’s only staffing company that specializes in all levels of academic recruitment in North America and internationally. It’s Academic has been successful in placing qualified teachers as well as senior education administrators within K-12 schools, colleges and universities in North America and internationally.

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