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Ian Cosh

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Coming full-circle, from around the globe: Ouachita's first international student

January 20, 2021

Every time I have walked into my office at the Grant Center over the past seven years, I have been greeted by the smiling face of our first Asian student, Charles Pong. It elicited in me a deep curiosity to find out his backstory and a desire to find out more about how someone from Kaifeng, China, could have arrived on the campus of Ouachita Baptist College in the early 1920s.