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Dr. Dallas Kenny

Assistant Vice Chancellor for

International Affairs

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Dr. Kenny holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan, in addition to an MAT in Bilingual Pedagogies and a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Wayne State University. He has 17 years of experience in the field of International Education Administration. Dallas studied and taught in Egypt and United Arab Emirates for several years. He also has led successful corporate/community partnerships with Japanese and German companies as well as governmental bodies in support of innovative higher education programs.

Brooke Hewson, International Programs Coordinator

Brooke Hewson

International Programs Director

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Brooke is originally from Northwest Indiana, and a graduate of Purdue Calumet. She earned her Masters from George Washington University, and worked for U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, in Washington, D.C.  Brooke has been an Immigration Counselor and DSO at Purdue Calumet, and as the International Programs Director, she oversees New International Student Orientation, cultural programming, field trips for ELP students, and the IPO volunteer program. Brooke also supervises the IPO Mentors, advises the Saudi Student Association, and works with other departments to ensure quality programming and support services for our students. In addition to her role as the International Programs Director at Purdue Calumet, Brooke serves as the Advocacy Chair for NAFSA Region VI, and is an active member of the NAFSA Grassroots Leadership Program.

Kristen Bunner, International Programming Assistant

Kristen Bunner

International Programming Assistant

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Kristen joins us from Northwest Ohio, where she holds multiple degrees from Bowling Green State University, including an M.A. in Cross-Cultural and International Education, a graduate certification in TESOL, a B.A. in Africana Studies, and a B.A. in History. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Kristen served for 2.5 years with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa (Namibia) as a Community Health and HIV/AIDS Volunteer. She has enjoyed many awesome opportunities throughout her life and travels to mentor and serve international students both domestically and abroad. In her role at Purdue Calumet, Kristen assists in the development, planning, and implementation of various cultural programs, services for international students, and community outreach initiatives in order to help us take international programming to the next level. 

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