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International Visitors and Scholars

IPC has hosted several international visitors since our last newsworthy.


Huba Boshoff and Tom Martinek on UNCG Campus

On June 8, IPC welcomed Huba Boshoff, the Coordinator of Exchanges for the International Student Mobility Postgraduate & International Office from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

While here, Huba Boshoff met with IPC’s Study Abroad staff to set up a new agreement between our universities.

Huba Boshoff also met with Professor Susan Walcott of the Department of Geography and Heidi Fischer, the Assistant Director/ Coordinator for International Student Services of Bryan School, and Lloyd International Honors College Honors Academic Advisors, Ryan Radford, and Chris Kirkman.





On July 21, IPC welcomed Professor Dr. Ralf Dillerup, Vice Dean of Faculty of Business Management from Heilbronn University, Germany.

Professor Dr. Ralf Dillerup

Dr. Dillerup came to UNCG on a site visit and to meet with the Bryan Business School.

In addition to meeting with IPC staff, Dr. Penelope Pynes and C.K. Kwai, Direction of UNCEP, Dr. Dillerup met with Dr. Mac Banks, Dean, Bryan School of Business; Dr. Vidya Gargeya, MBA Program Director; Dr. Kevin Lowe, Professor & Department Head of Business Administration, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor & McDowell Research Fellow; Dr. William Tullar, Professor of Business Administration; and Bryan Toney, Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center.




On July 27, IPC welcomed Dr. John Kaethler, Director of the International Services and Programs Abroad from Brock University, Canada.

Left to Right: Dr.Sarah Krive, Dr. John Kaethler, Logan Stanfield,Kaitlin Ritchie and Selena Hilemon in the IPC office

Dr. Kaethler came to help IPC and staff from the UNC Guarantee program develop a short term study abroad program for UNCG and UNC Guarantee scholars.

The program hopes to center on civil rights and race relations in the US and Canada.

Dr. Kaethler met with Dr. Penelope Pynes and staff; Dr. Steve Roberson, Dean of Undergraduate Education; Dr. Sarah Krive, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College; Selena Hilemon, Assistant Director, Office of Leadership and Service Learning; Dr. Charles Lyons former Associate Provost, International Programs, and Steve Flynn, LIHC Student Awards Advisor.



On August 9, IPC welcomed Dr. Gyu C. Kim, Vice President for Office of International Affairs from
Chungnam National University, South Korea. 

Left to Right: Dr. Catherine Holderness, Pamela Harrod, Dr. Guy C Kim, Mi Kim in IPC office

Owing to the wide range of opportunities this visit presented, Dr. Kim met with all IPC staff to explore this new partnership. 

Dr. Kim also met with Dr. Vidya Gargeya, MBA Program Director; Tuisha Fernandes, MBA Program Associate Director of the Bryan School; and Dr. Dianne Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship Bryan School of Business & Economics and Founding Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center.

While here, Dr. Xiaoye Li discussed the possibilities of expanding the relationship between the universities to include other areas of exchange.




On August 16, IPC welcomed Mark Kelley, Theatre Design & Production Programme Coordinator for Trinity St. David in Wales, who came to UNCG to learn more about our Theatre program by meeting with faculty and staff in the Theatre department.

Left to right: Hannah Thomas, Rhian Jones, Mark Kelley, Sarah Prideaux, Sarah Lewisand of Trinity College

Besides meetings with IPC staff Denise Bellamy and Tom Martinek Jr, Mark Kelley was able spend time with four of his students who had recently arrived at UNCG as exchange students.

Mark Kelley met with Rachel Briley, Artistic Director, The North Carolina Theatre for Young People, Department of Theatre; James (Jim) Fisher, Head of the Department of Theatre; Lloyd International Honors Academic Advisors, Chris Kirkman and Shelley Ewing; Robin Gee, Faculty – Department of Dance; and lastly Rachel Young, UNCG student studying at Trinity.







On August 24, IPC welcomed Charlotte Securius-Carr, Chief, German and Special Programs at the Fulbright Commission, Germany. Charlotte Securius-Carr came to UNCG to spend the time with the 24 German Fulbright students, hosted on our campus for the month of August.

Left to Right: C.K Kwai,Charlotte Securius-Carr, Dr. Jerry Pubantz at the German farewell Fulbright reception

Charlotte Securius-Carr met with Dr. Penelope Pynes; Dr. Catherine Holderness, Assistant Director, International Admissions; Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Dean, Lloyd International Honors College; Dr. Amy Williamsen, Chair and Dr. Susanne Rinner, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Dr. Kathleen Macfie, Associate Professor of Russian Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. The visit concluded with a farewell reception.







Visiting Scholars

The International Programs Center would like to extend a warm welcome to the following visiting scholars to UNCG who have joined us late spring, summer and Early Fall 2011.

We thank our faculty sponsors who have helped to bring these scholars to the university. Scholar sponsors are individual faculty members at UNCG who collaborate with the scholars on research and teaching. Sponsors work with their departments, their Dean and the Provost's office to invite scholars to their respective departments to work with them for several months to several years, depending on the scope of the research and/or teaching project.

Dr. Xia Zhao hosting Jinghua Zhao (China) - Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Dr. Andreas Lixl hosting Zhiming Song, (China) - Department of German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Studies
Dr. Hamid R. Nemati hosting Farhad Hassanzadeh (Iran) - Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Dr. Prashant C. Palvia hosting Aykut Turan (Turkey) - Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Dr.Jonathan R. Tudge hosting Edinete Rosa (Costa Rica) - Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Dr. Carmen Sotomayor hosting Maria Cordoba (Brazil) - Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Wei Jia hosting Shanlei Qiao(China) - Department of Nutrition
Dr Elizabeth Lindsey hosting Alexander Graham Mcpheat (United Kingdom) - Department of Social Work
Dr. Christian Moraru hosting Jan Alber (Germany) – Department of English
Dr. Daniel Perlman hosting Jesus Rodrigo Carcedo Gonzalez – (Spain) Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Dr.Ang Chen hosting Shihang Lin (China) - Department of Kinesiology
Dr. David Remington hosting Outi Savolainen, (Finland) - Department of Biology

For more information on hosting a scholar, contact Michael Elliott, Director of International Student and Scholar Services or visit our website: /visitingscholars.html

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