After significant growth in international student enrollment and our on-going efforts to offer enhanced international student services at Purdue Calumet and diverse educational opportunities overseas, the International Programs Office (IPO) is pleased to welcome three new staff members. The three will specialize in the areas of the English Language Program (ELP), Sponsored Students, and Study Abroad, respectively.
Meet the new faces in IPO:
Jennifer Talley Rogers is our new Assistant Director of the English Language Program (ELP). Jennifer will advise ESL students on academic matters and coordinate various administrative aspects of the ELP. Jennifer comes to us from Kendall College where she served as Writing Support Specialist and Adjunct English instructor. She brings a wealth of experience with the advising and instruction of ESL students. Jennifer holds a Masters degree in English Language and Linguistics and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Jennifer’s position is a newly reconfigured one, replacing Beth Lair and James Darney (our former ELP Advisor/Continuing Lecturers, who left the University for positions in Chicago last summer). Jennifer’s office will be in CLO 243 and she can be reached via phone at 989-4189.
Brenda Casteen is our new Sponsored Student Coordinator. She will work with our growing population of students whose education is sponsored by their home governments. This will include working with admissions, international student advising, and liaising with both academic departments and the governmental agencies. Brenda comes to us from the United Arab Emirates’ Embassy in D.C. where she was an Academic Adviser to UAE sponsored students. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in German and International Relations from Tulane University and a Masters in German from Georgetown. Brenda’s office will be in CLO 176 and she can be reached at 989-2754.
Judy Moore is our new Education Abroad Coordinator. She comes to us from North Georgia College and State University where she served as a Study Abroad Adviser. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature with a minor in Marketing from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Judy will advise students seeking overseas study, exchange and other opportunities; work with faculty to develop and implement study abroad programs; and be involved with our intercultural outreach and programming. Judy’s office is in CLO 228 and she can be reached at 989-2861.
Please join us in welcoming Brenda, Jennifer, and Judy to Purdue University Calumet.