More than 100 students joined the ranks of Clark University alumni recently during commencement exercises at Clark’s programs in Astrakhan, Russia and Warsaw, Poland. William Fisher, associate provost and dean of graduate studies, Amy Daly Gardner, associate dean for international programs, and John Chetro-Szivos, associate dean for professional and online education, attended the ceremony in Poland. Fisher and Daly Gardner attended the Russian ceremony.
The students in the Astrakhan program, who earned master’s degrees in professional communication, public administration and information technology on Sept. 19, were part of the program offered in partnership with Astrakhan State University. Clark’s affiliation with the university located in the southern part of the country near the Kazakhstan border, started in 2008 when it was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The students in the Poland program earned master’s degrees in professional communication on Sept. 16. Students from campuses in Lodz, Warsaw, London and Cracow graduated that night. Clark’s affiliation with the University of Social Sciences, which has campuses in Lodz, Warsaw, and London, began in 2004.
Clark also has international instruction sites in London through the University of Social Sciences, as well as additional sites in Chelyabinsk, Russia, at South Ural State University and Cracow, Poland, at the Cracow School of Business within the Cracow University of Economics. In addition, the University also maintains relationships with faculty and other universities overseas, including agreements with two universities in China, Shandong University of Science and Technology and Hefei University of Technology.