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Catawba Alumna Escaped Vietnam to Become an American

September 13, 2011

Category: Alumni, Evening & Graduate, Teacher Education


EDITOR'S NOTE: Catawba College alumna Lori Wong graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.) degree from the School of Evening and Graduate Studies and completed her licensure program in Teacher Education. ;
By David Freeze, for the Salisbury Post ;

WongYoung students at Partners in Learning Children’s Development Center know they are taught by a high-energy teacher named Lori Wong. However, few of the children or their parents, and just a small number of the school’s staff, know Wong’s story.

While glad to be a teacher, Wong is even happier to be an American. She is especially proud of the freedom she can exhibit every day. It’s something Wong says she will never take for granted, and something she traveled a long road to secure for herself and her family.

In post-war Vietnam, there was no freedom. Once the Americans had gone, the North Vietnamese changed life for everyone. Read more...


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