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I provide leadership for the staff and get involved in all aspects of our office activities: marketing, recruitment, admissions, orientation, transfer credit evaluations, immigration advising, and international student support.
By watching our international students encounter all sorts of challenges (i.e., academic, financial, social, etc.) with amazing maturity and resourcefulness, I have learned that all things are possible if you are committed to excellence and willing to give support and accept help from your friends.
Academic Credentials: B.A. Classics, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts); Ed.M. Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Brief Biography: My life, both professionally and personally, is never boring. My days are spent interacting with prospective students, current students, guidance counselors, and on-campus colleagues (mostly via e-mail these days). My evenings are spent with my family of three sons and my husband, Steve. I've particularly enjoyed working with some talented international students over the past several years, many of whom I am pleased to call friends now that they are out there in the "real world."
Places I have visited: Traveled to more than 40 countries in the last seven years. I've enjoyed all of my travels and am always intrigued by both the differences and similarities in cultures and behaviors.
Favorite SUNY Plattsburgh activity: Participating in (and driving the van for) international student excursions to local shopping areas and tourist attractions. Also, attending just a few of the many cultural performances on campus: Gospel Choir, theatrical performances, and visiting performing artists from other countries.
Favorite experience as an ISS staff member: Meeting the parents of the students I know at graduation. I feel privileged to have a close relationship with many of the international students on campus and honored to be present as they prepare to continue their lives beyond the Plattsburgh community.
Best advice for prospective international students: Always attend class, be on time, and be willing to participate in classroom discussions. Students should recognize that some of the most important things they will learn at university are taught outside of the classroom, so get involved and seize the opportunities around you.
If you have any questions about international admission or financial aid at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Global Education Office and International Admissions
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA
Phone: (518) 564-3287
Fax: (518) 564-3292