Highlights and Milestones from 2009 to 2019
Capstone Vietnam was launched in Hanoi with the slogan Reaching New Heights and a unique business model that offered something new to the market.
Dr. Mark Ashwill, Co-Founder and Managing Director, was invited to speak at a Washington, D.C. seminar organized by the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), as it was known at the time, for member institutions exploring opportunities in Viet Nam, including student recruitment.
Our first higher education and corporate clients were The University of Chicago and Hobsons, respectively, an auspicious beginning.
Organized our first StudyUSA Community College Fair series in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC. This was a time when 90% of all Vietnamese undergraduates in the US were enrolled in a community college.
Organized a study tour to locations in northern and southern Viet Nam for members of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) who were interested in exploring opportunities in Viet Nam.
Moved to a new office in downtown Hanoi, one of the best locations in the capital city.
Organized a precision matchmaking trip to Hanoi and HCMC for a high- level delegation from San Diego State University (CA) who were interested in exploring specific education and training opportunities with pre-screened partners.
Organized first international boarding school fair in Hanoi on behalf of Linden Boarding School Tours.
Kansas State University became an International Academic Center (IAC: in country representation) partner in Hanoi.
Organized our first StudyUSA Higher Education Fair only for four-year institutions.
We opened our HCMC office.
Lane Community College (Eugene, OR, USA) became an IAC partner in HCMC.
Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak about The Double-Edged Sword That Is US Higher Education by Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC. With Mdm Ton Nu Thi Ninh.
First combined (community colleges and four-year institutions) StudyUSA Higher Education Fairs.
Shorelight Education became an IAC partner in HCMC.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale became an IAC partner in Hanoi.
Organized the first ever Capstone International Boarding and Day School Fairs in Hanoi and HCMC.
Dr. Ashwill was invited to deliver the keynote address Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation at the annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute in Hanoi.
Dr. Ashwill was invited to speak at the 100th annual conference of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in Washington, D.C., including the UPCEA International Briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam and this theme: Higher Education in Context.
Moved to new HCMC office in District 1.
Dr. Ashwill, Managing Director, was invited to speak at the 7th Engaging with Viet Nam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference – in combination with The First Viet Nam-US Higher Education Forum.
Organized US higher education fairs in Hanoi and HCMC on behalf of Linden Tours.
Organized the first ever unofficial, pre-conference seminar entitled Riding the Wave: Student Recruitment in Viet Nam at the NAFSA 2016 annual conference in Denver, CO. Hosted by the Metropolitan Community College and co-sponsored by Study in the USA.
Organized the first ever Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Retreat in Phan Thiet.
Co-organized the first ever Study North America Higher Education Fairs in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar - in cooperation with Academics International.
Organized the first ever StudyGlobal Education Fairs for educational institutions from all over the world.
2nd Viet Nam Strategic Recruitment Workshop in Halong Bay
Unveiled the Recruit in Viet Nam website, a one-stop resource for student recruitment that focuses exclusively on non-commission-based tools and techniques.
Launches new CareerCoach counseling service.
Dr. Mark Ashwill, Capstone managing director and co-founder, was mentioned as a contributor under Sources for Insights: List of Think Tanks and Thinkers for the Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation (HPDF), an organization within the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO).
Capstone celebrates its 10th anniversary.