Officials at Siena Heights University and the University of Dar Es Salaam in African country of Tanzania have signed a scholarship partnership agreement.
The SHU/UDSM Heritage Scholarship Program is the first partnership Siena Heights has formed with a university in Africa. The partnership has the full backing of the ambassador of the Tanzania Embassy in Washington, D.C.
“Siena Heights University responded to a memo from the ambassador of the Tanzanian embassy in Washington asking for partners,” said SHU Director of International Student Services Dr. Jennifer Hanson. “We are pleased to partner with the University of Dar Es Salaam.”
“On behalf of the University of Dar Es Salaam, I send my heartfelt regards and salutation to the whole community at Siena Heights University,” said Professor Rwekaza Mukandala, vice chancellor at the University of Dar Es Salaam. “We are happy to have an institutional partner with whom we share values, vision and mission for our academic activities now and in the future.”
Dr. Hanson said Dar Es Salaam offers similar courses and majors as Siena Heights, which opened the door to a partnership agreement. Siena Heights signed similar partnership agreements earlier this year with organizations from Yemen, China and the Bahamas. Siena Heights currently has two students from Tanzania, located in southeast Africa, on its Adrian campus, Dr. Hanson said.
“This is just another example of Siena Heights University’s renewed emphasis on global awareness,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We have more than doubled our international student population in the past year, and hope these types of agreements will help us continue to build new cultural and educational bridges around the world.
For more information about the partnership or about any other scholarship opportunities at Siena Heights University, please call 1-800-521-0009 or 517-264-7180.