These scholars were as follows:
Dr. Ma Qian, Mote Marine visiting scholar
Dr. Shi Xia, Assistant Professor of History, New College of Florida
Dr. Jeremy Zhang, Curator of Asian Art , Ringling Museum of Art
Zhang Shizhong, Mandarin teacher at New College of Florida under the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
They were honored by Sarasota Sister Cities, Gulfcoast Chinese American Association, and US China People's Friendship Association. Presentations were made by Beth Rule, President of SSCA; Dr.Carolyn Bloomer, SSCA Xiamen Ciy Director; Irene Leung, President of GCAA; and Archie McKee, USCPFA Sarasota Chapter President and National and Southern Region Board Member.
Photo USCPFA Board Member Miriam Cassel with Dr. Jeremy Zhang.