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Vietnamese Boise State Alumni Aid Boise State Students — COBE Reciprocates with Gift to NEU in Vietnam

This pandemic has been difficult in many ways, but sometimes the most important thing you can do is show compassion and lend a hand to those who need it the most.

Khang in front of MK sign

This lesson can be seen in the early days of COVID-19, when a Boise State alumnus from Vietnam, Nguyen Trong Khang, and the Boise State Vietnam Alumni Chapter made a sizable gift to the COBE Dean’s Excellence Fund to help students on the Boise State campus who had lost jobs and housing. This gift provided critical support to displaced COBE students who needed help.

Recently, Dean Mark Bannister learned from our partner university in Vietnam, the National Economics University (NEU), that things were now getting bad on that campus.

"Thanks for the meaningful gift!"

Dr. Phan Thi Thuc Anh, the vice dean and an associate professor at NEU, received the gift and coordinated the disbursement of the food that was purchased.

“I’m very pleased to share with you that NEU has used your gift to buy food (rice, instant noodles, vegetables…) and other living essentials for students,” said Phan in an email. “The student beneficiaries really appreciate it and would like to send their sincere thanks to you for your generous gift which helped them immensely during this difficult period.”