The Johns Hopkins University chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), based in Washington, D.C., and including Carey Business School students, was recently honored by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States as one of the top chapters in the country.
The chapter includes Chinese students attending programs at the Johns Hopkins D.C. campuses, including those of the Carey School, the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs. The CSSA’s mission is to promote community engagement and spread Chinese culture. The club was honored with five other CSSA chapters at a dinner and reception held at the Chinese embassy in January.
Club president Muduo “Jerry” Zhang, a student in Carey’s MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure program, was presented with the award (above) by Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai.
“It was a great honor for us to be recognized,” says Zhang, who added that the award was based on a competition in which students made presentations about their chapters’ activities to embassy officials.
— Luke Lavoie