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Elliott Student Union

International Center

Location

Elliott Union 302
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

A vital regional source of international culture, the university’s International Center provides residents the opportunity to learn about the lives and cultures of students from countries throughout the world. Special programs introduce Missouri families to international students, encourage friendships and broaden knowledge of other cultures.

Elliott Student Union is the home of the International Center, which serves the more than 2900 international students for UCM. International students at Central represent over 60 different countries around the world, bringing diversity to the campus community and to Warrensburg.

The International Center helps new international students settle into academic life in Warrensburg, provides intensive English instruction, counsels students about non-immigran student status, and advises UCM students who wish to study abroad.

International Center

Leadership

Harry Imbeau - International Center Director

Mr. Imbeau leads an experienced team of professionals across three areas: International Student and Scholar Services, Education Abroad, and the English Language Center .

Valerie Heming

 

Valerie Heming - English Language Center Director

Valerie directs the English Language Center and CEA accredited Intensive English Program. She advises students about program policies and procedures and helps them prepare for their academic programs at the university. She also recruits students, creates, and directs short term programs for the English Language Center. She is also an instructor for both Intensive English Program and short-term program courses. vheming@ucmo.edu

 

 

Vacant - International Center Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services

 

International Student and Scholar Services

Oraz Kichiyev

Oraz Kichiyev - ISSS Coordinator

Oraz serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. He coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization. isss@ucmo.edu

Jana Brookshier

Jana Brookshier - ISSS Coordinator

Jana serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization. isss@ucmo.edu

Sarah Zey

Sarah Zey - ISSS Coordinator

Sarah serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization. isss@ucmo.edu

Trisha Boyd

Trisha Boyd - ISSS Specialist

Trisha issues all initial I-20s and acceptance documents for newly admitted students. She also facilitates the ISSS team's social media presence and correspondence with incoming students. isss@ucmo.edu

  Vacant - ISSS Specialist
 

Robert Franklin

Lindsey McFarland - ISSS GA

 

Education Abroad

Suzanne Beck

Suzanne Beck - Sponsored and Partner Program Coordinator

Suzanne serves as advisor to sponsored international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, sponsorship and personal concerns. smbeck@ucmo.edu

Sarah Pattison

Sarah Pattison - Study Abroad Coordinator

Sarah serves as the coordinator for Study Abroad programming.  Sarah works to create exciting, convenient and affordable options for UCM students that want to study abroad. Sarah also works with faculty members and athletic directors to plan specialized, shot-term study abroad programs.

  Elizabeth Arentsen - Study Abroad Advisor
  Charlie Ambrose - Study Abroad Program Assistant
 

Stephanie Brunkhorst - Study Abroad GA

 

Operations

  Jacqui Carter - Office Professsional
  Vacant - Office Professsional