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International Education Summary

Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
International Education Programs at Community Colleges:  Tips from Successful Programs”
Carol P. Fimmen, District Director of International Programs, Alamo Colleges; William Hayden, Director of International Programs, Austin Community College; Delia Magdaleno, Department Chair of World Languages and Humanities, South Texas College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Fulbright Scholars and Gilman Scholars:  Financial Support for International Education
Randi Butler, Institutional Relations and Outreach Officer, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education (IIE) Houston; Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach, Fulbright Scholar Program, CIES & IIE,  Washington, D.C.


Friday, February 24th, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

International Education Programs at Community Colleges:  Tips from Successful Programs”

Join us to learn from professionals in the field of International Education about the challenges and successes of study abroad programs at community colleges in Texas. As directors and organizers of numerous study abroad programs to a variety of countries throughout the world, this panel’s expertise will be invaluable if you are developing a study abroad program at your institution.

Carol P. Fimmen, District Director of International Programs, Alamo Colleges; William Hayden, Director of International Programs, Austin Community College; Delia Magdaleno, Department Chair of World Languages and Humanities, South Texas College

Carol P. FimmenCarol P. Fimmen is the District Director of International Programs at The Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas where she is responsible for all activities related to study abroad programs, international student services, and international development and workforce training.  She served as project director, coordinator, participant or evaluator in over 20 grant funded international education projects.  She served as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank Institute, the American Council on Education and the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, and she received several awards and national recognitions such as the Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education from the American Association of University Administrators.  Fimmen served in many capacities in many international organizations and boards.  Her international education experience expands to over 30 years.

William HaydenWilliam Hayden is Director of International Programs at Austin Community College.  He holds a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto and attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  William has worked in the conflict management, democracy development, and human rights fields, with experience in the former Yugoslavia, Albania, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

 

 

Delia MagdalenoDelia Magdaleno serves as Chair of the World Languages, Humanities and ASL Interpreting Program at South Texas College, where she also serves as the coordinator of the Study Abroad Programs in Spain. She presents often on promoting education abroad at her institute.  Delia is a recipient of the South Texas College 2016 Faculty of the Year, 2010 and 2016 Distinguished Teaching and Learning Award in using Second Life and other technology to emerge students in different cultures for language comprehension.   Delia has led student excursions to México and launched and led the college’s study abroad program in Seville, Spain. Most recently, she pioneered South Texas College’s first International Faculty and Administrator Professional Development program in Salamanca, Spain.


Saturday, February 25th, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Fulbright Scholars and Gilman Scholars:  Financial Support for International Education

If you have ever wondered how to gain funding for your students to study abroad, then this program is for you!  Join our experts in the field as they discuss funding opportunities for international education.

Randi Butler, Institutional Relations and Outreach Officer, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education (IIE) Houston; Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach, Fulbright Scholar Program, CIES & IIE,  Washington, D.C.

Randi ButlerRandi Butler is an Institutional Relations & Outreach Officer for the Gilman International Scholarship Program at the Institute of International Education. She holds Master’s degrees in College Student Development from St. Edward’s University and English Literature from Texas State University. As a first-generation college student from a low income family, she is passionate  about supporting underrepresented students in higher education and education abroad. Randi is an alumna of the Gilman Scholarship Program and studied in Germany for 15 months as an undergraduate. Prior to her current role at IIE, she served as a Gilman Alumni Ambassador, and as an International Student Buddy Coordinator at St. Edward’s University.

Andy RiessDr. Andy Riess holds a B.A. from Baylor University, M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University (Russian history, Inner Asia, Eastern Europe, Ottoman Empire).  A veteran of the United States Army Security Agency, he studied at the Frei Universität–Berlin, Moscow State University, and the Graduate School of Business, New York University.  For 18 years, he administered Fulbright Scholar programs in the Former Soviet Union, Western Europe, and Asia. Dr. Riess had a leading role in establishing Fulbright programs in each of the fifteen newly independent republics of the Former USSR. Beginning in 2008 he moved to Outreach to combine recruitment, advertising, publications, webinars and other externally-focused functions.

 

 

International Education Section Chair:
Barbara Mayo, Northeast Lakeview College