WMU News

Polish university to partner with Haworth College

April 29, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- For the second time this spring, the acclaim of the Haworth College of Business has drawn foreign visitors to the Western Michigan University campus.

Drs. Andrezej Krynski and Eustach Rakoczy, rector and provost of Polonia University in Czestochowa, Poland, were at the college recently to meet with Dr. Andrew Targowski, other business faculty and WMU officials. While on campus, the duo signed a letter of intent to develop a twinning program with the University that will allow students to complete two years at the Polish academy and automatically transfer to WMU for their final two years to earn a bachelor's degree.

A private school that enrolls about 5,000 students, Polonia University offers majors in business, economics, information technology, sociology and foreign languages.

Targowski, a professor of business information systems and native of Poland, met the pair through the World Council of Poles Living Abroad, which he heads. Krynski and Rakoczy included Kalamazoo in their nationwide trip to universities and Polish associations that also took them to New York, Detroit, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Two Chinese professors are also visiting the Haworth College of Business this month and next to observe American MBA teaching methods.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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