Dr. Vincent Webb, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice (l) congratulates Zhixiang Jiang (Bonapart)(center), with Visting Professor Renbin Hu (Roger).
Working together on the program were (l to r) Visiting Professor Renbin Hu (Roger), Dean Vincent Webb and Alvin Police Chief Mike Merkel.Under the exchange program with China, 16 police cadets from Zhejiang Police College spent their junior year at Sam Houston State University, where they attended courses in criminal justice and participated in a five day internship at the Alvin or League City Police Departments. Four of the students will continue coursework in China and at SHSU to earn the first dual degrees offered by the two institutions.
Among the cadets honored at a farewell ceremony at the College of Criminal Justice were:
- Zhixiang Jiang (Bonapart)
- Rusong Xu (Daniel)
- Xiaoyun Sun (Elsa)
- Chiyun Zhang (Sally)
- Feibai Huang (Helen)
- Weiguo Xu (Eric)
- Qi Ye (Michelle)
- Diwen Wu (Steven)
- Subin Chu (Edison)
- Peihao Chen (Gilbert)
- Bin Zhang (Sam)
- Chi Zhang (Chester)
- Qilong Yuan (Charles)
- Yulu Ye (Crystal)
- Yan Tong (Grace)
- Yuanyi Zhao (Kira)
- Visiting Professor: Renbin, Hu (Roger)
Yulu Ye (Crystal) chats with Dr. Steven Cuvelier.During their year abroad, the Chinese cadets were exposed to criminal justice theory as well as police practices in the U.S. and other countries around the world. The students will complete their fourth year of study in China, which includes an internship in a local police agency in that country.
This is the third year of the Chinese exchange program, which also offers teaching opportunities for SHSU faculty at Zhejiang Police College, Study Abroad and exchange programs for SHSU students in China, and professional police exchanges between China and the U.S. through the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
Rusong Xo (Charles) (center) made many friends at SHSU. During the current program, several ZPC students participated in SHSU Undergraduate Research Symposium and prepared a two-class “Introduction to the Chinese Policing System” for interested SHSU students.
The fourth cohort of 16 students from Zhejiang Police College is expected in the Fall of 2012-2013.