Staff Listing

Machel Burgess

Machel Burgess

Staff Assistant

906-487-2160
mrburges@mtu.edu
Administration Building 200

Specialties

  • Write supporting letters for: Social Security application, MI driver's license and or state ID (new students only), graduation invitation
  • Assists in processing International application files
  • Process ISIC Cards
  • Process Hunan credit transfers and TOEFL scores

Vienna Chapin

Study Abroad Coordinator

906-487-1876
vrchapin@mtu.edu
Administration Building 235B

Specialties

  • Assists with study abroad recruitment, and pre-departure orientations, and faculty-led programs

Laura Givens

Senior Staff Assistant

906-487-2813
lgivens@mtu.edu
Administration Building 200

Specialties

  • Assists with new International student arrival & orientation
  • Assist with the coordination of study abroad sessions
  • Assist with project development/management and department activities
  • Oversees department finances
  • Administer e-mail alerts/announcements to prospective and current international and study abroad students
  • Parade of Nations Committee Member
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Janey Pindral

Staff Assistant

906-487-2160
jlpindra@mtu.edu
Administration Building 200

Specialties

  • SEVIS changes (address, major, dependents) and SEVIS registration
  • F-1 and J-1 incoming student transfers
  • International student registration, program extensions, University reinstatement, address changes, changing financial support name and/or level, adding dependents

Darnishia Slade

Director

906-487-2160
dslade@mtu.edu
Administration Building 235A

Specialties

  • Oversees International Programs and Services staff. Enforces IPS policies, procedures and programs.
  • Serves International students through counseling and advising about U.S. government regulations, issues related to cultural adjustments, academic and English language difficulties, financial concerns, campus life, and orientation to life in the U.S.
  • Manages CPT and OPT undergraduates, SEVIS compliance and reinstatement, coordinates J-Scholar Program
  • Assists F-2 advising, J-1 academic training, approve reduced course loads
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Mary Stevens

Manager of International Student and Scholar Services

906-487-1890
mjsteven@mtu.edu
Administration Building 202

Specialties

  • Works with CPT and OPT graduate students
  • Conducts F-2 advising, assits International transfer of credits, and change of status
  • Assists with project development/management and department activities
  • Parade of Nations Committee member
  • Maintains IPS & Parade of Nations web sites

Cassy Tefft de Munoz

Assistant Director of International Admissions

906-487-1218
catefft@mtu.edu
Administration Building 203

Specialties

  • Manages International student recruitment, registration, acceptance letters, scholarships, arrivals, and credential evaluation
  • Assists with study abroad recruitment, and pre-departure orientations, and faculty-led programs

Robert Wenc

Program Representative

rjwenc@mtu.edu
Administration Building 200

Specialties

  • Assist with new International student arrivals
  • Parade of Nations fundraising and Multicultural Festival booth coordination
  • Community liaison