Wittenborg Directors meet with the Wittenborg University “Face of 2007” Wittenborg University has many alumni, and most graduates gain a job within a month of graduation, however Ray Yu and Cindy Chen from Wenzhou China were examples of students who knew where they were going before they even set pen to paper!
Back in Holland, for a visit to their student town of Deventer, the couple, who married after graduation from Wittenborg in 2007, met up with directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng, at home of former Wittenborg finance manager Marion Balke, and were also joined by former lecturer Tanya Dimitrova, who now teachers at Erasmus University. Tanya is still an external member of the Wittenborg University Examination Board.
Although Ray and Cindy first met in China, Cindy came to Holland first to study at Saxion University in Deventer. Once Ray started at Wittenborg a year later, Cindy switched and joined him, eventually for them both to become a successful Wittenborg University alumni duo!
Talking about their experiences, Ray explained that he is still helping manage the family business, a large shoe manufacturer in China, something which he was “destined to do” He is currently talking to Scandinavian suppliers about a range of men’s shoe-wear.
Cindy on the other hand, went straight into “China-Corporate” and currently working for a technology manufacturing company - the reason for this particular trip, an international trade fair in Cologne, Germany.
The couple were accompanied by their 6 year old daughter, who amused the Sunday gathering with her English words, “Apple Juice” and “Coolies” being the most popular. “Jerry” was most impressed when she spotted a picture of her Mum from before she was born – Cindy was the :face of Wittenborg University” for 2 years from 2007 to 2009, shown on the front of all Wittenborg brochures, and the website! – We tried to spot the difference – but China corporate is kind to its you employees!
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