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community college was already moving toward making a global perspective a graduation requirement.
Bermingham was invited to join the state’s first trade
mission to post-apartheid South Africa in 1995–1996
and had contacts in Namibia from PLU. When USAID started looking for help in building and bolstering
higher education in the region, Highline was ready. Between 1998 and 2005 it won nearly a dozen contracts
from USAID and grants worth more than $1 million
from the U.S. Department of Education for training
and capacity-building projects in South Africa and
Namibia. It partnered with Shoreline and the Eastern
Iowa Community Colleges on some of the work. “Early

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“Haiti has enough poets and
philosophers and politicians
with PhDs. What it needs
are people who can run
businesses and factories.”

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on we had something like 50 faculty or instructional
administration folks who had worked in South Africa
or Namibia on one of these projects,” said Bermingham, who became president in 2006. “And that didn’t
count the number of our folks deeply involved when
(their) people came this way. For us, this has been a
great journey because it actually prepared us for a future that I don’t think we contemplated at the time.”
It was not a hard sell in a state where 40 percent of
jobs are tied to international trade and in a community where more than 130 languages are spoken, he
said. “We live in a very, very international spot here.”
Far from the coast, Muscatine Community College and two sister institutions in the Eastern Iowa
Community College District serve a region that
depends not only on agriculture but advanced manufacturing for its livelihood, according to Chancellor
Don Doucette. The district was a founding member of
Community Colleges for International Development
in 1976 and has participated in numerous projects
with HED and its predecessor, the Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation.
“We have five Fortune 500 companies and one of the
largest Alcoa plants in the country. The headquarters

of John Deere is right across the river,” said Doucette.
“Providing as many opportunities as possible for the students and communities of Eastern Iowa to engage with
the world is part of our mission.” If anyone needed further convincing, it was provided by then-Chinese vice
president and now President XI Jingping who stopped
in Muscatine on a February 2012 visit to the United
States. As a young provincial official in 1985, Xi stayed
two nights in a Muscatine family’s home. “For me, you
are America,” he told townspeople on his return.
Doucette, a former provost of Ivy Tech Community College and vice chancellor of the Metropolitan
Community Colleges of Kansas City, Missouri, has a
graduate degree in teaching English as a second language. “I grew up on the international side as a faculty
member and administrator,” he said. He helped establish in 2005 the first community college in Haiti, the
Bishop Tharp Business and Technical Institute (BTI)
in Las Cayes, a port city 120 miles from the capital.
It grew out of his volunteer work with his Episcopal
church in Kansas City. The college was built with a
grant from the Episcopal Relief and Development
(ERD) Agency. Doucette is president of the board of
trustees. Enrollment has doubled to 400, and the col-

lege now produces 100 graduates a year with associate
degrees in computer technology and business management. “Sixty to 70 percent of them are getting jobs in an
economy where there aren’t many jobs,” said Doucette.
In Haiti, as in the middle of America, there are
shortages of workers with sophisticated business



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International Educator - March/April 2013
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Emerging Giant
Local Goes Global
Accelerating Global Learning at Home and Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
In Focus
Intenational Educator Language Supplement
Contents
New Tools of the Trade
Intensive English Language
Intensive Foreign Language
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