Friday, Dec. 9, marked an important milestone for the sisterhood between Ming Chuan University and Saginaw Valley State University.
On that day, the two universities came together to watch as a delegation from Anhui, a province between China and Taiwan, unveiled a bust of Lin Mingchuan.
Mingchuan, for whom MCU receives its namesake, was the first governor of Taiwan. He defended Taiwan against a French invasion, established important infrastructure, advanced industry and created multiple schools throughout Taiwan. As such, he is often referred to as the Father of Modernization in Taiwan.
Ming Chuan is therefore a fitting name for the university that SVSU first partnered with in 2013.