Conference Program

CCID Recognizes the Following Board Member Institutions
for their Leadership in Internationalization
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA, USA
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
College of Lake County
Grayslake, IL, USA
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC, USA
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Davenport, IA, USA
Green River College
Auburn, WA, USA
Harper College
Palatine, IL, USA
Highline College
Des Moines, WA, USA
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL, USA
Howard Community College
Columbia, MD, USA
Humber College
Toronto, ON, Canada
Jikei Group of Colleges
Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Lillebaelt Academy - University of
Applied Sciences
Odense/Vejle, Denmark
Lone Star College
The Woodlands, TX, USA
Madison College
Madison, WI, USA
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, IL, USA
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, PA, USA
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI, USA
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI, USA
Parkland College
Champaign, IL, USA
State Center Community College District
Fresno, CA, USA
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA, USA
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Dryden, NY, USA
University of Hawai'i Community
Colleges
Honolulu, HI, USA
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI, USA
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CCID Board Member
Institutions
Inside front
cover
Welcome Messages
1
CCID Executive
Board
4
CCID AC 2018
4
Sponsors
5
Acknowledgements
6
International Flags
7
Schedule
At-a-Glance
8
Friday, Feb 17
9
Saturday, Feb 18
10
Sunday, Feb 19
Monday, Feb 20
Cultural Activity
Information
Campus Visit
Information
Presenter Bios
About Host College
About CCID
Membership
Downtown Houston
Map
Hotel Map
Dear Colleagues,
Letter from Dr. Head
Sincerely,
Dr. Head’s signature
Dr. Stephen C. Head
Chancellor
Lone Star College
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insert: letter from Chris Whitaker
insert: Chris Whitaker signature
Dr. Chris Whitaker
Chair, CCID Board of Directors
President, Humber College
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Insert letter from Mara
Sincerely,
Mara Andersen
Executive Director
Community Colleges for International Development
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CCID Executive Committee (2016-2017)
Dr. Chris Whitaker, Humber College (Chair)
Dr. Mary Rittling, Davidson County Community College (Member at Large)
Dr. Tom Ramage, Parkland College (Treasurer)
Dr. Stephen Head, Lone Star College (Host College CEO)
Seamus Reilly, Parkland College (SIO Council Chair)
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Enterprise Expo
We would like to thank our AC 2017 Sponsors.
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Acknowledgments
CCID’s 41
st
Annual Conference
has been prepared by
CCID Executive Office:
Mara Andersen, Executive Director
Bonnie Farrell, Business Manager
Jennifer’s Replacement, Membership & Communications Administrator
Hosted by:
AC 2017 Planning Committee Members:
Theresa McGinley, Lone Star College
Katherine Schuster, Oakton Community College
LaTanya Kurney, Alamo Colleges
Doug Price, Tulsa Community College
Jim Bensley, Northwestern Michigan College
Cory Wanek, Waukesha County Technical College
Debbie Nakagawa, University of Hawaii Community Colleges
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We welcome representatives from the following countries
to CCID’s 41
st
Annual Conference.
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CCID AC 2017 Schedule At-a-Glance
FRIDAY, FEB 17
SATURDAY, FEB 18
SUNDAY, FEB 19
MONDAY,
FEB 20
2 PM 6 PM
Registration Opens
Legends Pre-Function
8 AM 12 PM
Pre-Conference
Workshops*
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
CCID Board Senior
International Officer
Lunch
(by invitation)
Summit
1:00 PM 6:00 PM
CCID Board Senior
International Officer
Meeting
(by invitation)
Founders I
7:30 AM 3:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
Legends Pre-Function
12:00 PM 5:00 PM
Networking Lounge Open
Champions Pre-Function
11:00 AM 12:30 PM
Enterprise Expo Launch
(Open until 5:00 PM)
Legends Pre-Function
8:00 AM 12:00 PM
CCID Board of Directors
Meeting
Champions III
8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops*
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Grand Opening & Sy Fersh
Keynote
Legends Ballroom
1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Luncheon
Legends Ballroom
2:30 PM 5:00 PM
Faculty Forum
Location TBD
2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions Round I*
3:30 PM 4:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK
Legends Pre-Function
4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions Round
II*
5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Global Reception/Cash Bar
Location TBD
8:00 AM Noon
Registration Desk Open
Legends Pre-Function
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Networking Lounge Open
Champions Pre-Function
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Enterprise Expo Open
Legends Pre-Function
8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Breakfast
Legends Pre-Function
9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions Round
III*
10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions Round IV*
12:00 PM 1:45 PM
Awards Luncheon
Discovery A & B
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions Round V*
3:00 PM 3:30 PM
COFFEE BREAK
Legends Pre-Function
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions Round VI*
4:45 PM 5:00 PM
Conference Wrap Up
Location TBD
5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Happy Hour/Cash Bar
Location TBD
Cultural
Activity
or
Campus
Visit
(Optional,
registration
required)
*See full program for preconference workshop and concurrent session room locations
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FRIDAY, FEB 17
2 PM 6 PM
REGISTRATION OPENS
Legends Pre-Function
8 AM 12 PM
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #1
Health, Safety, and Risk Management for
Study Abroad: Community College
Sustainable Development Network Best
Practices
(separate registration / $200 fee)
TBD
Hosted by Madison College and The Community College Sustainable Development Network
(CCSDN) http://madisoncollege.edu/ccsdn, a national consortium managed by Madison College
which aims to increase the capacity of community colleges to offer faculty-led short-term study
abroad programs in STEM and sustainable development fields.
This workshop will focus on key strategies for building high quality study abroad and international
service learning programs with an emphasis on strategies for health, safety, and program design for
work in the developing world.
Workshop Facilitators:
Dr. Geoff Bradshaw, International
Education Director, Madison College
& Director, CCSDN network
Tammy Gibbs, Study Abroad
Coordinator, Madison College & Lead
Trainer, CCSDN Network
8 AM 12 PM
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #2 (Part 1)
Intercultural Context*
(separate registration / $200 fee)
*This 8-hr workshop will be offered over 2 half days
(Friday and Saturday).
TBD
This pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity for those interested in intercultural
awareness training. This workshop is the first course in the Humber College Culturally Inclusive
Educator Certificate* and will allow participants to transition into the remaining online course
offerings once they have completed the pre-conference workshop. Participants can either take this
pre-conference workshop as an independent learning experience or transition into the remaining
Certificate courses.
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This pre-conference workshop provides faculty and administrators an introduction to the exploration
of cultural values and how they intersect within the academic environment. Self-assessment of
identity and cultural values will preface all discussion and reflection. The session will explore
strategies and activities for moving students through the stages of intercultural sensitivity within the
classroom. Additionally, this session will include group discussions, videos, and activities to support
participants in adapting and expanding their practice to support international higher education
students.
*The Humber College Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate (CIEC) program is designed for people
teaching, training, facilitating or advising in the public and private sector. The Certificate is
comprised of five courses to help strengthen and enhance participants’ intercultural knowledge,
communication, curriculum development and differentiated teaching skills when teaching and
supporting international higher education students. Upon completion of the certificate, participants
will have developed a framework of actions they can integrate into their own practice. Course are
offered both online or in person.
Workshop Facilitators:
Bianca Sorbera, International
Education Director, Humber
College, Toronto, ON, Canada
Carol Appleby, Director of
Professional Learning, Humber
College, Toronto, ON, Canada
12 PM 1 PM
Board SIO Council Lunch
(by invitation)
Summit
1 PM 6 PM
Board SIO Council Meeting
(by invitation)
Founders I
Evening and Dinner On Your Own
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SATURDAY, FEB 18
7:30 AM 3:30 PM
Registration Open
Legends Pre-Function
12 PM 5 PM
Networking Lounge Open
Champions
Pre-Function
8 AM Noon
CCID Board Meeting
Champions III
8 AM - Noon
Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshop #2 (Part II)
Intercultural Context
(separate registration / $200 fee)
This workshop is offered over 2 half days (Friday and Saturday). See Friday
schedule for workshop details.
TBD
Pre-Conference Workshop #3
Building for the Future: A Comprehensive Model for
Establishing an International Programs Office
(separate registration / $200 fee)
TBD
The honor and burden of building a successful international programs office begins with a clear vision
and understanding of the task of not only the international office, but of the institution as a whole.
Strategic alignment of goals and activities are then developed in the face of opportunities to create an
office focused on student success and the ability to meet the needs of external customers. This
workshop is for new or rebuilding Senior International Officers as well as faculty and staff charged
with the duty of creating or recreating a lone international “office.” The workshop will focus on how to
determine the strategic goals of an international programs office as well as how to create internal and
external relationships that facilitate and perpetuate those goals.
I. Overview of the Office of International Programs
Institutional Commitment
Mission, Vision, Goals and Global Initiatives
Strategic Internal and External Partnerships
Developing Institutional Capacity and Leadership
Financial Commitment and Responsibilities
o Internationalization of the Institution
o International Relations
o Study Abroad Programs
o International Students
o Workforce Training and Development
II. Hands-on Exercise: How to Develop Your Strategic Plan
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Alamo Colleges Workshop Facilitators:
Pictured above, left to right:
Carol P. Fimmen, District Director of International Programs
LaTanya Kurney, Coordinator of International Relations
Patricia Garza, Coordinator of International Recruitment and Student Services
Maria Rivera-Midence, Coordinator for Study Abroad
Gloria Almeyda de Stemper, Coordinator of International Training & Development
Pre-Conference Workshop #4
Title
(separate registration / $200 fee)
TBD
Description of Precon 4
11 AM 12:30 PM
Enterprise Expo Launch
(Open until 5 PM)
Legends Pre-Function
12:30 1 PM
GRAND OPENING
& Sy Fersh Keynote
Legends Ballroom
Order of Remarks:
Mara Andersen, Executive Director, CCID
Dr. Theresa McGinley, Associate Vice Chancellor, International Programs, Lone Star College
Dr. Stephen Head, Chancellor, Lone Star College
Dr. Chris Whitaker, President, Humber College & CCID Board Chair
Keynote Sponsor
Keynote
Sy Fersh Keynote brought to you by sponsor logo here
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Keynote Name
Keynote Position/Title
Keynote Institution
Keynote Summary
Keynote Bio
Keynote Institution/Org logo
1 PM 2:30 PM
Luncheon
Legends Ballroom
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SATURDAY, FEB 18
2:30 PM 3:30 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS ROUND I
ROUND I, Session 1
Faculty Forum Part I (continues into Session II)
Moderators: Rich Johnson & Corey Wanek
Location TBD
General Agenda (draft):
15 minutes - each lead faculty member briefly shares a topic that they will share at a
discussion table
45 minutes - everyone makes rounds to the tables
These will not be formal presentations. They will be BRIEF presentations in front of
everyone, and then the leads will get to shine at their tables as everyone breaks into
smaller discussion groups.
ROUND I, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND I, Session 3
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND I, Session 4
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND I, Session 5
Location TBD
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Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND I, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
3:30 PM 4 PM
COFFEE BREAK
Legends Pre-Function
4 PM 5 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS ROUND II
ROUND II, Session 1
Faculty Forum Part II (continued)
Moderators: Rich Johnson & Corey Wanek
Location TBD
20 minutes - everyone makes rounds to a couple more tables
20 minutes - open discussion of what ideas will be implemented by others in the
classroom
20 minutes - open discussion of how the Faculty Forum can work between Annual
Conferences to keep the connection and momentum going
These will not be formal presentations. They will be BRIEF presentations in front of
everyone, and then the leads will get to shine at their tables as everyone breaks into
smaller discussion groups.
ROUND II, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
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ROUND II, Session 3
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND II, Session 4
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND II, Session 5
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND II, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
5 PM 6:30 PM
Global Reception/Cash Bar
TBD
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Questions to Consider
Questions to consider throughout the weekend:
What does the community college model look like in each country?
How do national government and current policies support local community colleges?
How do community, technical and and/or vocational colleges currently build economic and
social development, and what could they do in the future?
How can CCID and its members support each country’s community college efforts?
What are shared perspectives, experiences and insights relating to faculty/student mobility
and working with specific Latin American or Caribbean nations?
How can we increase and enhance participation in networking, partnerships, curriculum and
program development, dual degrees, student recruitment, and study abroad?
What best practices will you take home?
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SUNDAY, FEB 19
8 AM 12 PM
Registration Open
Legends Pre-Function
8 AM 9:30 AM
Breakfast
Legends Pre-Function
8 AM 5 PM
Networking Lounge Open
Champions
Pre-Function
8 AM 5 PM
Enterprise Expo Open
Legends Pre-Function
9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions Round III
ROUND III, Session 1
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND III, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND III, Session 3
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND III, Session 4
Location TBD
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Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND III, Session 5
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND III, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions Round IV
ROUND IV, Session 1
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND IV, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
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ROUND IV, Session 3
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND IV, Session 4
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND IV, Session 5
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND IV, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
12 PM 1:45 PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON
Discovery A & B
Order of Remarks:
Mara Andersen, Executive Director, CCID
Keynote
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Keynote brought to you by sponsor logo here
Keynote Name
Keynote Position/Title
Keynote Institution
Keynote Summary
Keynote Bio
Keynote Institution/Org logo
2 PM 3 PM
Concurrent Sessions Round V
ROUND V, Session 1
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND V, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND V, Session 3
Location TBD
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Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND V, Session 4
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND V, Session 5
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND V, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
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SUNDAY, FEB 19
3:00 PM 3:30 PM
COFFEE BREAK
Legends Pre-Function
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Concurrent Session Round VI
ROUND VI, Session 1
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND VI, Session 2
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND VI, Session 3
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND VI, Session 4
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND VI, Session 5
Location TBD
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Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Presentation Title/Summary
ROUND VI, Session 6
Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s), head
shot, institution/org logo
Location TBD
Presentation Title/Summary
4:45 PM 5 PM
WRAP UP
Location TBD
5 PM 7 PM
Happy Hour/Cash Bar
TBD
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Conference Etiquette & Reminders
Please make sure all of your electronic devices are in silent/vibrate mode.
Please wear your neck wallet (name badge) throughout the weekend.
Be on time to the sessions.
Don’t forget your business cards to distribute as you make connections!
Allow for proper breaks. Speak with presenters after session has ended.
Your consideration is appreciated.
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MONDAY, FEB 20
9 AM - Noon
Cultural Activity OR Lone Star College
Campus Visit
(Optional, registration required)
See below for more information on each
activity.
Meet in the lobby
of the hotel at
8:45 AM
CULTURAL ACTIVITY:
NASA Johnson Space Center
Monday, February 20, 2017
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions
and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight
program all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children
alike.
There is always something new at Space Center Houston with an amazing array of traveling
exhibits and astounding events.
Space Center Houston has the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for
public view.
Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station
Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson
Space Center.
.
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EDUCATIONAL TOUR:
LONE STAR COLLEGE, CY FAIR
Monday, February 20, 2017
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Insert campus visit info
Tour will include:
A
B
C
D
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Presenters
(in alphabetical order)
Appleby, Carol
carol.appleby@humber.ca
Director of Professional Learning, Humber College, Toronto, ON, Canada
Carol Appleby is the Director of Professional Learning at Humber College in Toronto. She has 25
years of experience in post-secondary education working with students and faculty, Indigenous
Supports, Accessible Learning and International Centres to ensure inclusive learning
environments. Carol brings a commitment to equity and inclusion in her work continued work
with faculty.
Almeyda de Stemper, Gloria
galmeyda@alamo.edu
Coordinator of International Training & Development, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX, USA
Gloria Almeyda de Stemper is the Coordinator of International Training & Development for the
Alamo Colleges where she collaborates with faculty and institutional partners to implement
training programs. Ms. Almeyda has over twenty-seven years’ experience in international
development and holds a MS in Financial and International Business and a BA in Business
Administration.
Bradshaw, Geoff
gbradshaw@madisoncollege.edu
International Education Director, Madison College, Madison, WI, USA
Geoff Bradshaw, Ph.D., is the Madison College International Education Director and Director of
the CCSDN network. Bradshaw has more than 15 years of experience in international education
leadership and was recognized by CCID in 2011 with the Werner Kubsch award for outstanding
achievement in international education, and by the Wisconsin Association of International
Educators in 2015 with the Hong Rost Leadership Award for International Education Student
Service. He has presented and provided consulting for numerous colleges on issues of study
abroad risk management.
Fimmen, Carol P.
cfimmen@alamo.edu
District Director of International Programs, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX, USA
Carol P. Fimmen is the District Director of International Programs at Alamo Colleges in San
Antonio, Texas. In this capacity, she is responsible all aspects of international affairs. She has
extensive experience in collaborating on the future of international education with colleagues
from colleges and universities around the world. She has worked on a number of projects
dealing with international education, global engagement, capacity building and leadership in
higher education.
Garza, Patricia
Pgarza91@alamo.edu
Coordinator of Int’l Recruitment and Student Services, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX, USA
Patricia Garza, Coordinator of International Recruitment and Student Services, has more than 16
years’ experience in recruiting students to higher education. She has specialized in recruiting
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underserved populations and international students. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Art degree from
University of Texas-Pan American and a Masters of Education from Texas A&M University-
Kingsville.
Gibbs, Tammy
tgibbs@madisoncollege.edu
Study Abroad Coordinator, Madison College, Madison, WI, USA
Tammy Gibbs is the Madison College Study Abroad Coordinator and a lead trainer for the CCSDN
Network. She has a background and Masters in Experiential Education and has led both study
abroad and wilderness programs. She has been in the International Education field for a decade.
Tammy currently is the Education Abroad Representative for the Wisconsin Association of
International Educators.
González, Manuel A.
mgonzalez@northampton.edu
Associate Dean, Center for International Education, Northampton CC, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Manuel A. González, Ed.D., is the Associate Dean for the Center for International Education, and
he has expanded international exchange and study opportunities. NCC hosts about 200-300
international students on its campus annually. Manny has been instrumental in expanding NCC’s
engagement throughout the world. In 2012, Manny was awarded the Warner Kubsch Award for
Outstanding Achievement in International Education. Through his efforts, NCC has been
awarded numerous grants and contracts for international programs.
Johnson, Richard
rjohnson@harpercollege.edu
Director of International Education, Harper College, Palatine, IL, USA
Dr. Richard F. Johnson is Professor of English and Humanities, and the Director of the Office of
International Education at Harper College. As Director of International Education, Rich oversees
the college’s Global Focus initiative, study abroad program, campus programming, the Faculty
International Field Seminar, and the graduation Distinction in International Perspectives. His
primary teaching duties include courses in freshman composition, Early British Literature, World
Mythologies, Introduction to Western Civilization, and African Humanities. This coming year, Rich
will lead a group of students on a study abroad program to Uganda. Rich holds a PhD in
Medieval Studies from Northwestern University. He is the author of Saint Michael the Archangel
in Medieval English Legend (Boydell & Brewer, 2005) and numerous articles on Anglo-Saxon
hagiography. An aficionado of bluegrass music, Rich also plays banjo for Sartre’s Dog and the
Third Friday Band.
Kurney, LaTanya
lwoods29@alamo.edu
Coordinator of International Relations, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX, USA
As Coordinator of International Relations for Alamo Colleges, LaTanya works with international
partner institutions to develop dual degree programs, create and promote opportunities for
academic and cultural exchange, and serve as a liaison to the five Alamo Colleges for
internationalization activities. LaTanya has also presented on globalization at national and
international conferences.
Rivera-Midence, Maria
mrivera@alamo.edu
Coordinator for Study Abroad, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX, USA
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Maria Rivera-Midence is the Coordinator for Study Abroad for the Alamo Colleges where she
oversees outbound programs for the five Alamo Colleges. Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in
Psychology and Sociology from Texas A&M University San Antonio and her master’s in Student
Development and Higher Education Leadership from San Angelo State University.
Sorbera, Bianca
Bianca.Sorbera@humber.ca
Manager of Teacher Trainer Programs, Humber College, Toronto, ON, Canada
Bianca Sorbera is the Manager, Teacher Training Programs at Humber College in Toronto. She
has worked in a variety of capacities at the College including teaching faculty in the Culturally
Inclusive Educator and Teaching Effectiveness certificates. She holds a Bachelor of Education and
Masters of Social Work with a focus in social justice and diversity. Before working at Humber,
Bianca spent four years living and teaching abroad in both Vietnam and Taiwan.
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About Host College
Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of
the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Not only great in size, LSC is a key driver
and growing contributor to the local and regional economy with an annual economic impact of
$3.1 billion.
Students rely on Lone Star College for Associate Degrees, certifications for work in high-demand
industries, and credits that enable them to transfer anywhere. In fact, LSC provides more than
180 programs of study close to home. No wonder 95,000 students choose Lone Star College!
Our Mission
Lone Star College System provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.
Our Vision
Lone Star College will be a model college globally recognized for achieving exceptional levels of success in
student learning, student completion, gainful employment, equity and affordability.
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CCID Membership
Membership is open to community, technical, or vocational colleges having regional, national, or state
accreditation; that primarily offer short term certificates and associate degree programs, or similar
academic credentials; and may be based inside or outside of the United States of America. Join today!
Membership Benefits
With CCID Membership your institution can:
Profile your college’s international efforts through CCIDPartnerFind
Search CCIDPartnerFind to identify peers and potential national & international partners
Enhance study abroad offerings with access to Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowships for
students and faculty
Strategically internationalize with CCID’s online data collection tool and Framework for
Comprehensive Internationalization (FCI) on-campus workshops
Deepen your professional knowledge through CCID’s Online Learning Communities & free webinars
Receive discounted registration rates for CCID’s Annual Conference, Summer Regional Forum, and
other fee-based events
Receive significantly reduced rates for the Community College Student International Experience
Survey (CCSIES)
Publish notices in the weekly CCIDXChange newsletter which is distributed to CCID members as
well as a wider international audience
Highlight your internationalization activities in the Quarterly CCID International Newsletter which is
distributed to CCID members as well as a wider international audience
Reduced rates for Comprehensive Sickness and Accident Insurance
Network with international education leaders at similar institutions around the world
Elevate your institution's global status and visibility
Engage in sponsored programs and grant opportunities
Benefit from affiliations with CCID Educational and Outreach Partners
Promote your institution through CCID publications and media
Drive professional standards
Leverage CCID's quality global partnerships
Request support letters for grant applications
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