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Volume 10, Edition 1 September 2010


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Meet our New IPC Staff!

This summer, IPC wished farewell to Ajaya Francis, Jonathan Santos, and Cinnamon Hunter. Cinnamon will be living in Mannheim, Germany for one year. Ajaya left to study abroad in Costa Rica this past summer and is then moving to Los Angeles, California. Jonathan is pursuing his musical interests. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

In the past several months, IPC has made some additional transitions. First of all, we would like to congratulate Denise Bellamy on being officially appointed the Director of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs. We know that she will continue to lead the SAE team in achieving their goals! Another SAE team member, Logan Stanfield (’07 BA Economics), was officially named the Faculty-Led Coordinator and Study Abroad Advisor. Congrats!

Additionally, IPC welcomed a handful of new staff to the team.

We would like to express a warm welcome to the new Director of UNC Exchange Programs, Dr. C.K. Kwai. C.K. joins us from Winona State University in Minnesota, where he was the Director of Study Abroad for four years. He has an MBA from Winona State and a PhD in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Welcome, C.K.!
We also welcome Dr. Brad Teague, the new Assistant Director of INTERLINK. Previously, Dr. Teague taught ESL to international students as well as courses in the ESL education programs at Vanderbilt University. He also lived, studied, and worked in different parts of Mexico for four years. Brad earned a B.A. in Spanish and linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in applied linguistics from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (Mexico), and a Ph.D. in education from Vanderbilt University.

Taking over from Ajaya Francis, Kaitlin Ritchie (’09 MA Community Counseling) is our new Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator. Kaitlin previously worked at IPC as a Graduate Assistant doing transfer credit advising. While completing her degree at UNCG, Kaitlin studied abroad in Perth, Australia. Since graduating in May 2009, she has been living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is now excited to be back in Greensboro. Welcome back, Kaitlin!


In April 2010, Sara Poole (’08 BA Spanish/BS Commercial Recreation) was appointed Program Assistant with UNC Exchange Programs.   As a former UNC-EP study abroad student, Sara studied and worked in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Sara has also traveled to Honduras, Germany, and Puerto Rico. She is fluent in Spanish and Sign Language, enjoys learning about different cultures, and loves planning events, including weddings.  Sara has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Bachelor of Science in Commercial Recreation, and Minor in Business from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Angie Kapely (’10 BA Spanish/Environmental Biology), IPC’s Front Desk Coordinator, started working in May 2010. Previously, Angie was involved with the International Student Association (ISA). As an undergraduate, Angie studied abroad at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro (ITESM) in Mexico, before interning with their International Office.

Deepthi Kurapati, a Graduate student employee, started working with IPC as a Budget Assistant back in February 2010. As an international student from India, she is working towards a MS in Accounting. Deepthi enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and would someday like to visit some historic sites in Europe.

Yang Ran, an international Graduate student in Accounting, is working with International Student and Scholar Services. She is originally from Beijing, China.

Rebecca Conley (not pictured), the new Programming Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services, is a first year Masters student working toward her MA in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. A native of North Carolina, Rebecca enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures throughout the world. As the new Programming Assistant, she will be planning trips for international students and working with the International Student Association (ISA) in planning various events.

Paulina Flasch, originally from Sweden, is a Graduate student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development. She will be primarily working with the Study Abroad and Exchange Programs staff on our study abroad integration project.

Eric Mecimore (not pictured), a former IPC work study student, is now back as a Graduate student volunteer, primarily working with the Study Abroad and Exchange Programs staff. He is working towards his Masters in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education.

In Memoriam

Our colleague in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, Frank Land, passed away on August 8, 2010. Mr. Land, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, taught classes on the legal environment of business and ethics, and was one of the most ardent supporters of internationalizing the Bryan School. Many of our early and continuing institutional and personal relationships resulted because of Frank's willingness to go almost anywhere in the world on behalf of the School and students to establish Study Abroad programs.  Some of these earlier agreements that are still active include Strathclyde, Hull, Mannheim, and ITESM. 

Additional information on Frank Land’s life and work can be found on the Hanes Lineberry website.

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