The Center for Global Engagement is located in Mary Lyon Hall. This Center is a place for students to gather for international events and many of our global programs.
The Center is open daily during regular business hours (8:00am to 4:30pm, M-F), as well as evenings or weekends for special events.
We offer general advising hours on a drop-in basis, as well as by appointment (with the exception of emergencies).
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Jane Bjerklie-Barry
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am with Jess Pine
You may make an appointment by emailing either Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jess (email@example.com), or by calling the Center phone number at 603-535-3370.
Staff at the Center for Global Engagement:
Kyle Tobin – Graduate Assistant
Sarah Manzoni – Student Coordinator
Jenna Goodall – Student Coordinator
Jane Bjerklie-Barry has worked at Plymouth State since 2007. She is the international student advisor for all undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to her work advising international students on immigration matters and providing campus support and liaison services, she is co-coordinator for the Orientation Program for incoming international students, coordinates with CGE and GEO staff on globally-oriented campus programming, and is co-chair of International Education Week. She serves on the Internationalization Steering Committee, ASSIST, the International Recruitment Working Group, the President’s Commission on Diversity, and the Strategic Planning Committee for the Ctr for Diversity. She also serves on the NH International Education Conference Planning Committee. Professional memberships include NAFSA and The World Affairs Council of NH. Jane is not only passionate about guiding and advising the global student population at PSU, but also in nurturing the sustained support of a diverse and cultural environment on our campus. She has an abiding interest in community affairs, and served as a member of the Holderness Central School Board, as well as on the boards of the Holderness ACE Afterschool Program, the Holderness PTA, and White Mountain Youth Hockey. Married with two sons, she lives in Holderness, NH.
International Programming Coordinator
Jessica Pine joined the Global Education Office as the International Programming Coordinator in May 2012. Prior to that, Jessica was the Director of Study Abroad at American University of Nigeria. During her time in Nigeria she also was the Director for a primary school. Jessica has ten years of teaching experience, ranging from primary school to graduate level. She earned her Masters degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington DC. She is currently pursuing her Certificate of Advanced Degree Studies in Educational Leadership at Plymouth State University.