Singapore and Beyond
November 17, 2010
Wheelock College unveiled a 20-Year Retrospective Report chronicling our efforts in international education. The college formally launched the report, "Singapore and Beyond: Inspiring a World of Good Through International Education" to commemorate 20 years of programmatic partnerships in Singapore that began with the launch of the first Master's program in 1991.
This formal launch will be followed by a similar event in Singapore in December and a larger celebration in Boston in June 2011, exactly at the 20-year mark. On Tuesday's occasion, Wheelock College was joined by the following representatives from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT):
o Professor Tan Chin Tiong, President
o Mr. Tan Chek Ming, Deputy President (Operations)
o Mr. Tan Gan Hup, Manager (Partnership & Corporate Planning)
SIT is a new government institution formed to bring all of the partnerships between Polytechnics and Foreign Specialized Institutions, including Wheelock College, together under one umbrella.
"Wheelock anticipates that the Wheelock College Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Educational Studies and Leadership now offered at Ngee Ann Polytechnic will be offered with SIT beginning in 2012," said Jackie Jenkins-Scott, president of Wheelock College. "This advances the legacy established by the late Joan Bergstrom, inaugural head of our International Programs effort."
Wheelock enjoys partnerships in Singapore and The Bahamas along with more than 15 other locations, including Presidential International Service Learning collaborations in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. By June 2011, Wheelock will have 2,661 graduates in Singapore, 19 in The Bahamas, and 159 in Bermuda for a grand total of 2,839 alumni from our international programs .
In addition, Wheelock College offers a wealth of service-learning opportunities for its students to experience a vibrant and inspiring international experience as part of their undergraduate degree program.