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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services

Meet the Staff

Marlene Arnold

Marlene Arnold

Senior International Student Advisor

  • BA in French, Wake Forest University
  • MA in International Education, The School for International Training
  • Studied abroad in Dijon, France.
  • Worked with international students at Duke University, The Ohio State University, and Franklin University.
Laura Buhs

Laura Buhs

Assistant Director 

  • BA in Italian
  • M Ed in Higher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Experience as a international student and scholar advisor and in immigration law.
  • AFS exchange student to Italy and au pair in Germany.

Kelly Parpovic

Sr. International Student Advisor & Sponsored Programs Manager 

  • BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University
  • MA in Comparative and International Development Education from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Lived and worked abroad as a university counselor in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
  • Experience in working with sponsored students from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E.
Tom King

Tom King

SEVIS Coordinator

  • BA in History, Texas A&M University
  • MA in Intercultural Studies, Golden Gate Seminary
  • Worked with international students in Paris for six years.
  • Previous international office experience at the University of Texas Health Science Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Gina Ellison

Gina Ellison

International Student Advisor

  • BA in International Studies, American University
  • Grew up in the U.K
  • Studied abroad in Belgium
  • Worked with NAFSA: Association of International Educators