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Center for International Programs Staff

On-campus staff members are available for individual advising appointments.

Please call our office at 269.337.7133 to make an appointment or email us at cip@kzoo.edu. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST. We are on the first floor of Dewing Hall, which is located near the top of the hill on Academy Street, right across from the Upjohn Library. 

In case of an emergency outside of regular business hours and on weekends and during holidays, please contact Kalamazoo College Security at 269. 337.7321.

To understand better all that we do, please read our CIP Areas of Responsibility and CIP Mission and Goals.


Joe

Dr. Joseph Brockington

Associate Provost
Director, Center for International Programs
Professor of German Language and Literature
brocking@kzoo.edu

  • Program development
  • CIP policies and procedures
  • Institutional relationships

Dr. Brockington holds BA, MA, and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University. A former Chair of the Section on U.S. Students Abroad (SECUSSA)of NAFSA:AIE, Joe has served as a member of the founding board of the Forum on Education Abroad, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) executive committee, and serves on the national team of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Committee of NAFSA: AIEA. He has published and presented numerous papers at international, national, and regional, and consortial conferences on topics in study abroad orientation and re-entry, international programs administration; campus internationalization, and modern German literature. He organized and from 2005-2009 led the workshop on Best Practices in Legal and Risk  Management Issues in Education Abroad at the NAFSA annual conference. Joe is one of the co-editors of the third edition of NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators.

Margaret

Dr. Margaret Wiedenhoeft - Vita

Associate Director
Walk-in Hours: Fridays 2:00-4:30 PM
mwieden@kzoo.edu

  • Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Thailand
  • Faculty led study abroad programs
  • CIP policies and procedures
  • Study abroad grade reports

Dr. Wiedenhoeft holds a BA in International Studies from Emory University, an MBA in International Business from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D from Western Michigan University. Margaret has been at “K” for more than 10 years and at one time or another has performed just about every job there is to do in the study abroad office. Currently she manages the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Thailand and also works with faculty interested in developing short-term courses abroad. Margaret's interest and passion for international education began with her experience living, working and studying in Berlin, Germany for four years. Professional interests include promoting non-traditional study abroad sites, short-term study abroad programming, international service learning projects, and conducting research about the impact and  experience of study abroad on U.S. college students.

Narda

Narda McClendon

Assistant Director
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-4:30 PM
mcclendo@kzoo.edu

  • Non-Kalamazoo study abroad programs
  • Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Botswana, Kenya, and Senegal
  • Primary responsibility for organizing orientation, ICRP, and reintegration programs

Narda is a native Kalamazooan, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Liberia). She interned this past  summer with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. Narda is intrigued by cultural identity and development, as well as cultural education. Her responsibilities at K include: K programs in Africa, Non-K programs, Reintegration, the Peer Advisor program, and coordinating pre-departure orientations. Narda has a BA in American Studies from Western Michigan University, with minors in African Studies and Sociology.

Angela

Angela Gross

Assistant Director
Walk-in Hours: Thursdays 2:00-4:30 PM
agross@kzoo.edu

  • International student and scholar adviser
  • Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Trinidad as well as Non-Kalamazoo programs in Chile.
  • Senior Project Abroad grants

After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Angela moved to Münster, Germany for one year as a postgraduate fellow. Upon her return to the U.S., Angela taught German at Western Michigan University and Hackett Catholic Central High School before moving to Quito, Ecuador in 1996. There, Angela taught English and worked as Director of International Programs at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, K’s partner university. In 2002, Angela returned to the U.S. and taught Spanish at Kalamazoo College before joining the Center for International Programs in 2003. Angela currently manages the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in Chile,Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Trinidad and is also the international student and scholar adviser. Angela has a MAT from Georgetown University and a BA from Kalamazoo College, where she studied German and Art History.

Heather Garcia

Heather Garcia

Operations Manager
Walk-in Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:30 PM
hgarcia@kzoo.edu

Heather has been at “K” for five years.  As Operations Manager for the CIP, her responsibilities include the financials for the department and international programs, domestic study abroad processing, student application and forms processing, student international health insurance, student travel, and student visa processing.  Heather has a BBA from Davenport University in Accounting/Internal Auditing. 

  • Application and form processing
  • Coordinates air, visas, medical insurance, and program enrollment
  • Financial matters
  • Domestic study away program manager

Teresa Lyn

Teresa Lyn 'T'

Operations Assistant/CIP Webmaster
tlyn@kzoo.edu

  • Develops and maintains CIP website
  • Maintains Hornet Passport online application system
  • Designs/develops print and electronic materials, presentations and online orientations
  • Operations and program support of orientation, reintegration, and ICRP programs

Teri (“T”) is a web/graphic designer with administrative, marketing, and design experience in a variety of environments. She has a BS in e-Business and attended the Center for New Media for web and  graphic design. Prior to K, Teri was an international accounts administrator, webmaster, and material and production planner for a global aerospace manufacturer. Teri's interests include design, marketing, travel, and exploring other cultures.

NaShera

NaShera Sutton

CEE Receptionist/Resource Room Coordinator
nsutton@kzoo.edu

NaShera has a BA from Western Michigan University and an Associate’s Degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She brings an array of great organizational skills to K. Born in Detroit, NaShera enjoys cooking a variety of  dishes, traveling, and she has a passion for the sport of  fencing. She is interested in learning new languages.

  • Provides basic information for students, parents and other visitors to the CIP and CCPD
  • Coordinates campus visits
  • Schedules appointments for program managers and career advisors
  • Assists in the processing of study abroad applications