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Article "Thai Graduate Student Plans to Share Learning"

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Article "Thai Graduate Student Plans to Share Learning"

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This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in commerce in order to educate and help the people back in her native country. She also received a $500 scholarship from the Richmond chapter of Atrusa International, an organization that gives aid to students who return and give back to their home countries. Chonvatana plans to either help with her father's business or become a teacher, but discusses the struggle of the Thailand economy. She states, "we have enough labor, and we have enough materials for industry, but we lack the capital needed for development." Chonvatana points to the younger generations as the people who have the open mindedness to make the economy of Thailand prosper.

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Pollard, Jim. "Thai Graduate Student Plans to Share Learning." The University of Richmond Collegian LII, no. 9, (November 14, 1969): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19691114.2.17&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1969-11-14

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English

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CollegianLII.9.4a-19691114.PNG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Pollard, Jim, “Article "Thai Graduate Student Plans to Share Learning",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3430.