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English Department Lecturer To Finish Her Doctorate Degree at the UND With the Scholarship in Memory of a Late Alumnus

<p><font face="Arial">By Sabrina Lin<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Spouse of a late National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) alumnus&nbsp;today gave his best regards toward English Department lecturer Luo Mei-lan (羅美蘭), who will take advantage of the scholarship he offers in memory of his wife, for accomplishing a doctorate degree at the University of North Dakota (UND) within next four years.</font></p> <p>&quot;<font face="Arial">My wife quit teaching at NTNU because she married me and would go the States with me because I was going away for pursuing a PhD,&rdquo; said Akey Hung (洪章夫), who established the &ldquo;Amy Hui-mei Hung Chen (洪陳慧美) Memorial Scholarship.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;I hope that more NTNU staff would take advantage of the scholarship to finish their PhD in the States and come back to resume their teaching career at NTNU, to finish what my wife was dreaming of.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Hung made his remarks when he was visiting Luo on the campus this morning.&nbsp; In the meantime, he was reminding Luo of many details of know-hows and tips to survive in the U.S. as an international student.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Luo is planning to leave for the UND in&nbsp; July 2008 and pursue her doctorate degree in learning and teaching within next four years.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Hung&rsquo;s wife Amy Hung Chen was a Class 1968 graduate from NTNU&rsquo;s Chinese Department.&nbsp; She decided to stay on the campus to work as a teaching assistant after she finished school.&nbsp; Amy Hung Chen was planning to continue her teaching job at NTNU but eventually gave up because she decided to leave for the U.S. with her husband Akey Hung as he was planning to pursue his PhD at the UND.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Unfortunately, Amy Hung Chen passed away at the age of 39 in 1983.&nbsp; Akey Hung, however, established the scholarship and hoped that he would be able to help more NTNU staff members who would be interested in pursuing doctorate degrees at UND and return to NTNU to resume teaching afterwards, which would be what his wife was planning to do decades ago.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Luo will receive US$10,000 from the scholarship every year until she finishes her degree.&nbsp; For the first year, Akey Hung will offer US$5,000 while NTNU will sponsor for another US$5,000.&nbsp; But the late NTNU alumnus&rsquo; spouse will begin to cover all since the second year.&nbsp; Meanwhile, UND will not charge any tuition fees from Luo since the deal is under Akey Hung&rsquo;s scholarship program, because he is a UND alumnus.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">NTNU&rsquo;s Office of International Affairs (OIA) said that Luo&rsquo;s application was approved on Sept. 12.&nbsp; Qualified candidates for the scholarship must be a full-time lecturer or assistant professor with a master&rsquo;s degree at NTNU.&nbsp; Applicants must also submit their TOEFL and GRE scores and related application materials for references, as the usual process for applying for an admission to a graduate school in the U.S.&nbsp; But, applicants for the scholarship are required to pursue doctorate degrees at UND only.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"><br /> </font>&nbsp;</p>