Ming-Hsien Sun (center, bottom picture), ambassador
at large from Taiwan, received a Distinguished Leadership Award
for Internationals from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
on October 7, 2005. Sun and his wife arrived at the Twin Cities
on October 6.
The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals
was inaugurated in 2003 by the U in recognition of the distinguished
leadership of international alumni in many different countries
and fields. In the first two years, the university recognized
14 outstanding alumni for their accomplishments. This year, six
recipients were selected from around the World. Dr. Sun was the
only recipient from Asia.
Sun received an MA degree from the U in 1966 and
earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1971. He served as the
Agricultural Commissioner in Taiwan from 1992 to 1996. He is currently
an ambassador at large and the board chair of AVRDC-The World
Vegetable Center in Taiwan.
Raymong Lu (first from left, bottom picture), president
of TAAMN, hosted a welcome dinner at the Peking Garden restaurant
for the Suns and David S. C. Lin, an advisor of Economic Division
of TECRO in the United States.