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Graduates Elected to Vietnam
National Assembly

 
 

International

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Le Manh Hung

President and CEO of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group

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Two graduates of Columbia Southern University’s Center for International Training Cooperation (CITC) in Vietnam, Le Manh Hung and Pham Duc An, were recently elected to the Vietnam National Assembly. Le Manh Hung, president and CEO of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), and Pham Duc An, chairman of the board of directors of Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, are both MBA graduates of the CITC.


The National Assembly is a 500-delegate legislative body elected to a five-year term and meets twice a year. Because it is the highest government organization and the highest level representative body of the people of Vietnam, it has the power to draw up, adopt and amend the constitution, as well as make and amend laws.


Hung has worked many years in the oil and gas industry. In 2000, he began working as a technological engineer in the joint venture of the Viet Nga Refinery. In 2006, he was transferred to the government office as an officer of the Department of Oil and Gas. A year later, he returned to PVN as deputy director of the oil and gas processing department. In 2009, he was elected deputy director general of Long Son Petrochemical Joint Venture Company, project manager at Ca Mau Gas Power and Fertilizer Complex. In 2011, he was elected general manager of Ca Mau Petroleum Fertilizer Company Limited.


An is a tenured financial professional, holding many senior banking positions over the years. He has been the deputy general director of Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, vice chairman of the board of directors, chairman of the Vietnam Banks Association and general director of Vietnam Russia Joint Venture Bank.


Congratulations on your achievements. We wish you well in your new positions.

 
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Pham Duc An

Chairman of the board of directors of Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam

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Robert G. Mayes
Memorial Scholarship


The Robert G. Mayes Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Columbia Southern University founder. This scholarship is awarded annually to one CSU alumnus who wants to further their education by obtaining a master’s degree.


The 2020 recipient of the Robert G. Mayes Memorial Scholarship is Juan Steele.


Steele, who has served 20 years in the U.S. Army, earned his undergraduate degree from CSU. He plans to use his degree to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans’ financial needs are met.


“The veteran’s claims process is very important to service members and their families. The financial support and medical readiness for those who fought wars and represented our flag are the least we owe these men and women,” he said. “I feel I can make a lasting change in the way veterans are treated and viewed.”


Congratulations to Juan and to all of the 2020-2021 scholarship recipients! If you are interested in applying to a CSU scholarship, visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Scholarships.

 
 
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