Staff

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Charles "Charlie" Wilkerson, Director
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Charles Wilkerson serves as the Director of International Education. He started at TTU from August 2004.

Wilkerson oversees the Office of International Education.

Part of Wilkerson's team is the Immigration Specialist, Study Abroad Coordinator, International Undergraduate Admissions Clerk, International Insurance, and serves as the liaison for the new ESL program at TTU, FLS International..

 Presently his main focus is on international recruitment and developing partnership
 world wide and nationwide.

In 2010 and 2011 WIlkerson traveled to Japan, South Korea, China, PR, Taiwan, ROC, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and UAE for recruitment fairs and expos.

In 2012 he recruited in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. In October 2012 he will recruit throughout South America.

In Tennessee, Charles is a member of TAIE, and Region 7 NAFSA, and has served as a trainer for new DSO's in the TBR. Nowadays he spends much of his time developing partners in East Asia, Europe and South America.

 

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Andrew Bleignier, Immigration Specialist
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Andrew Bleignier serves as the Immigration Specialist in International Student Affairs.  He started at TTU from October 2010.

Andrew assists the Director of International Student Affairs, and oversees all international faculty, staff, researcher, and student immigration related questions, inquires, and updates. 

Andrew serves as the primary contact for all international faculty, staff, researchers, and students, and to ensure complaince with immigration regulations outlined by the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Labor. 

Andrew is a member of NAFSA.

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Brenda Gentry, Administrative Support Associate 3, DSO
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My main responsibilities are to oversee all international student accounting and payment issues, this includes international medical insurance issues, financial guarantees, incoming exchange students scholarships,airport pickups, billing questions and problems. I also oversee the International Education budget.

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Amy Miller, Study Abroad Coordinator
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I am the Study Abroad Coordinator at TTU. My main responsibilities include: recruiting students to study abroad, assisting students in the selection of programs abroad, facilitating the paperwork for visas, accommodations, travel reimbursement scholarships, acceptance from host institution, and credit posting. I have more than 10 years experience working with internationally diverse groups of people and am fluent in Spanish.

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Vickie Copeland, Associate II
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