Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey met with United States Ambassador David Huebner on Thursday to discuss mutual areas of interest including scholarships, the Ambassador’s informal student ambassador programme - and Vox Robotic championships.
The Vice-Chancellor invited the Ambassador to visit and speak on the University’s campuses so students could meet and talk with him. “This is a valuable opportunity as Mr Huebner has an awful lot of offer,“ says Mr Maharey.
Mr Huebner says the lunch was an opportunity to inform the Vice-Chancellor about the Embassy’s extension programmes in the education sector. One programme, where students engage informally with the Ambassador over dinner or drinks whenever his is in town, is a free exchange of ideas with no agenda, which he says, benefits both sides.
They also discussed scholarship programmes offered through the US Embassy, including the Fulbright program, which he is trying to raise awareness off.
Source: Massey University http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=C0378D64-B1CF-5ACE-A520-4A6B9E014E85