M.A. in TESOL Student Highlight | Niang Kho Vung

Niang Kho Vung, headshot

Multnomah is proud to announce that Masters in TESOL student, Niang Kho Vung, is one of four winners of the 2021 Portland Reading Council Scholarship. The Portland Reading Council normally only awards the scholarship to one individual but due to the caliber of candidates this year they felt compelled to pick four.  

According to Kristyn Kidney, chair of the TESOL programs at Multnomah, “Vung is simply fantastic!  As someone who speaks English as her third language, she brings valuable insight and perspective to class discussions.  Her work is consistently high-quality.  Furthermore, the way she approaches faith integration throughout her learning and teaching has a special spark that is inspiring to those around her.  I am very excited to see her launch into a teaching career as her students will most certainly flourish under her care.”

Vung, who is from Myanmar, is in the final semester of her 2-year MA TESOL program at Multnomah University. As part of her program, Vung volunteered last spring as a teacher for the beginner class in Multnomah University’s community ESOL program and will be continuing with that ministry this Spring. Her volunteer work with that program is part of what qualified her for the award. After Vung graduates, she plans on returning to Myanmar to teach in a Christian school.

Congratulations to Vung on her award, as well as the TESOL program for their continued excellence in education and ministry.

January 11, 2021 | Articles