Global Engagement Office

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The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is located in Mary Lyon Hall.  GEO is a place for students to gather for international events and many of our global programs.

GEO 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).

DROP-IN HOURS:

Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Jane Bjerklie-Barry

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 pm-3:30pm with Thomas Janis

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:30-4:00 with Jessica Morel

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am with Deb Regan

You may make an appointment by emailing psu-geo@plymouth.edu  or by calling the GEO phone number at 603-535-3370.

 

2015-2016 Global Engagement Office Student Leaders:

Dayle Wilkinson — Graduate Assistant

Ronja Lotse, Frank Pattiasina, and Brianna Pintauro — Global Student Coordinators

 

Jane Bjerklie-Barry – International Student Advisor

e-mail: jane.barry[at]plymouth.edu
phone: 603-535-3372

Jane Bjerklie-Barry has worked at Plymouth State since 2007 as the international student adviser 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 coordinator of the International Student Orientation programs, is co-chair of International Education Week, and is active with other globally-focused campus programming efforts throughout the year. She serves on the Internationalization Advisory Committee, the President’s Commission on Diversity; she also advises university student organizations, and oversees two scholarship committees.  Professional memberships include NAFSA and The World Affairs Council of NH, and is a member of the NH International Education Conference Planning Committee. Jane is not only passionate about advising the global student population at PSU with regulatory expertise, understanding and advocacy, but also in building sustained support of a culturally diverse environment on Plymouth State’s campus.  She has an abiding interest in community affairs — her experience includes board positions on the Holderness Central School Board, and the Holderness After School Program Board. Married with two sons, she lives in Holderness, NH

Thomas Janis – International Programming Coordinator

Thomas Janis

Janis at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

e-mail: tnjanis[at]plymouth.edu
phone: 603-535-3371

In the Fall of 2014, Tom joined Plymouth State University as the International Programs and Exchange Coordinator to manage and coordinate international student exchange programs with PSU’s partner universities around the globe. He also works with various international efforts on-campus including the student leadership program, Global Ambassadors, which helps coordinate international student orientation, International Education Week, and various on-campus international programs. He has over 7 years of experience working in the field of international higher education working with ESL programs, international student and scholar services and education abroad. From 2012 to 2014, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to Turkey where he lived and taught English and teacher training courses at the university level. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Comparative and International Education from Lehigh University. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tom immigrated with his family to Nazareth, PA.