(L-R) Dr. Kittiphan Techakittiroz '95 MS; Dr. Rappipat Techakittroj '96 MS; and Adrian Heinz '01 MS.
While in Bangkok, Bagga and Heinz held meetings with three Ball State alumni, Dr. Kittiphan Techakittiroj, MS ‘95, Mr. Rappipat Techakittiroj, MS ‘96 and Dr. Udom Silparcha, MS ‘91. Through these alumni contacts, the visitors participated in extensive discussions to set up joint exchange and degree program activities with Assumption University and King Mongkut Institute of Technology in Bangkok. Several meeting with administrators and faculty of these institutions, including Deans and Department Chairs, were held.
"The Ball State alumni we met are successful educators and administrators in universities in their home countries," said Bagga. He added, "They are also very interested in maintaining their contacts with Ball State University through exchange and collaborative research programs." Following up on the Bagga-Heinz visit, Dr. Martin Bennett
Director of International Services in the Center for International Programs at Ball State will be visiting Bangkok in October to discuss further details in setting up the exchange and joint degree programs.
Professor Jay Bagga '88 MS and Dr. Kittiphan Techakittroj '95 MA.
(L-R) Dr. Udom Selparcha '91 MS; Professor Jay Bagga '88 MS; and Adrian Heinz '01 MS.