UTD Confucius Institute Held a Ceremony of Signing Agreements with the Confucius Classrooms and Presenting the Plaques

[Source]    Confucius Institute at UT Dallas [Time]    2011-09-09 17:40:37 

Consul General Xu and UTD Executive Vice-President Wildenthal are delivering the plaque to CC at the Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

On September 6, 2011, a high-class ceremony was held in McDermott Library Hall at UT Dallas to sign the agreements with the new group of Confucius Classrooms and present the plaques. Consul General XuErwen, Director Yan Guohua from Houston Consulate General, UTD president, executive vice president, senior vice president, superintendents and principals attended the ceremony. So far, UTD Confucius Institute has set up 10 Confucius Classrooms in Northern Texas.

The ceremony was presided by Dr. Gu Mingdong, the director ofthe Confucius Institute at UT Dallas. President David Daniel delivered the welcome speech on behalf of the University. He gave the thanks to all the supporters of the Confucius Institute and believed that the new cooperation with the Confucius Classrooms would bring more opportunities to communicate with China. Consul General Xu gave congratulations to the Confucius Classrooms and expressed that the Consulate General in Houston would continue supporting the Chinese programs. Principal Walter Kelly from the Highland Park High School addressed that the school would supportthe new Confucius Classroom with its own characteristics on behalf of the new group of Classrooms.Dr. Bryson, the assistant superintendent introduced her successful experience to promote Chinese programs in Coppell Independent School District.

Confucius Institute is signing the agreements with the principals of 4 Confucius Classrooms. More Pics

In a friendly atmosphere, Dennis Kratz, the executive director of the Confucius Institute, signed the agreements with the principals from Highland Park High School, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Episcopal High School of Dallas and New Tech High School respectively.

Consul GeneralXu, Consul & Director Yan, UTD President Daniel, Executive Vice PresidentWildenthal, Senior Vice President Jamison, Executive Director of CI presented the plaques to all the new Confucius Classrooms.

Consul General and his colleagues visited the Chinese Cultural Experience Corner, the new offices and Chinese reading room of the Confucius Institute and listened to the work report of the Confucius Institute.

The heads and Chinese teachers of the foreign language departments from the schools of new Confucius Classrooms took part in the ceremony.

By Confucius Institute at UT Dallas