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Kim Pham, who was a student at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, served as Graduate Assistant at the Vietnam Institute from August 2015 to August 2017. Following her graduation this summer, TVI recruited Van Nguyen, a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, as the new Graduate Assistant for the academic year of 2017-2018. Van Nguyen is excited to start her job in August 2017 and get involved in activities related to Vietnam at the Institute. Van Nguyen’s contact details will be vietnaminstitute@missouri.edu or vknrk6@mail.missouri.edu

Working at TVI, Kim Pham noticed that the population of Vietnamese students across campus has grown strongly over the recent decade from a few to many dozens of students. She is proud that MU is one of few universities in the USA that has an organization to facilitate cooperation between the university and Vietnam. Kim Pham is happy to have been a part of it and is now ready to pass on the torch to Van. Kim expressed her deep gratitude to her big bosses at the Vietnam Institute, Dr. Joe Hobbs, Dr. Nelson, and Dr. Sang Kim, for their great support during her working time and especially for their great love for Vietnam which turned into actions at the Vietnam Institute.