Stetson University

WORLD: International Learning

Staff Directory

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How to Contact Us

Individual contact information should be only used for administrative purposes. If you are a prospective international, study abroad or exchange student, please use our contact form. Otherwise, please direct your inquiry to one of the following email addresses, depending on your exact needs:

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Paula Hentz

Assistant Director of Study Abroad

Phone: 386-822-7012 | Email: phentz@stetson.edu

Paula is originally from Neenah, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor's degree in African-American studies and history from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and her master's degree in counseling and personnel services (focusing on college student personnel) from the University of Maryland- College Park. During her time at UW- Madison, she spent an academic year studying abroad at the University of Warwick in England, and, following her graduation, spent a year teaching English in South Korea. Her interests include traveling, reading, running and watching movies. She joined the WORLD team in July 2012 and is excited to help promote study abroad and international initiatives at Stetson University.

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Roxanne Lewis

International Student and Scholar Service Coordinator

Phone: 386-822-7412 | Email: rlewis1@stetson.edu

Roxanne comes to WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning from Stetson University's Student Success Center, where she was a student success specialist. She has 15 years of experience in student success, having worked in grant-funded education programs through the U.S. Department of Education. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations of students.

Prior to coming to Stetson University, she served as education coordinator at Daytona State College for the TRiO Student Support Services program and as director of the TRiO Upward Bound program at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. Roxanne holds a master's degree in professional writing from the University of Massachusetts. She has a passion for helping students discover and obtain their individual success and significance. Her interests include hiking, gardening, kayaking and camping.

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Zaygam Hemani

World Office Assistant

Phone: 386-822-8165 | Email: zhemani@stetson.edu

Zaygam is a British-Tanzanian international student brought up in Dubai. He speaks 7 languages fluently and is an Economics major in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society and a F.O.C.U.S leader. Zaygam is what is known as a third culture kid (a person who has spent most of his life outside of the culture of his parents) he simply does not know where he hails from; this however helps him relate to a wide variety of cultures. Zaygam endeavors to make all international students feel at home at Stetson because he is glad WORLD made him feel that way when he first arrived at the University.

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Antoni Akkerman

World Office Assistant

Phone: 386-822-8165 | Email: aakkerma@stetson.edu

Antoni is an international student from the Netherlands. He earned his pre-university diploma from a bilingual high school, specializing in economics and society, and is currently majoring in Business Administration. Antoni started his freshman year at Stetson University in the spring of 2014. He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Antoni has a lot of intercultural experience, which he is happy to share at WORLD, which he joined as a student worker in September 2014. He is eager to encourage study abroad and to help international students feel at home at Stetson University.

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Caitlin Hannan

World Office Assistant

 

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Linh Pham

World Office Assistant

Phone: 386-822-8165 | Email: lpham@stetson.edu

Linh is an international student from Vietnam. She earned her Associate in Arts from Seminole State College and is now working toward her Bachelor’s degree at Stetson University, majoring in Accounting. Linh has earned several awards in accounting, such as second place in Accounting Analysis & Decision Making at Phi Beta Lambda National Conference and third place in Accounting Principles at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference. Linh joined World as a student worker in September 2014. She is passionate about helping international students to adjust to the new environment as well as promoting study abroad.

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Stefanie Perosa

World Office Assistant; World Ambassador

Phone: 386-338-1207 | Email: sperosa@stetson.edu

Stefanie is an Environmental Studies and Geography major and Art minor. She is a pioneer member of the Global Leadership Program, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She studied abroad at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England for the Spring 2014 semester. She is ecsatic about being a WORLD Ambassador and office assitant because she hopes to be a resource that she did not have while abroad. She strives to serve as a middleman between international students' home countries and America (and Stetson) and offer aid, advice and answers to their questions to foster happy, comfortable and productive students that feel as though they have a place in the Stetson and American communities; accepted for who they are, proud of where they come from, and feeling a sense of citizenship amongst other students here. She wants to ensure that other Stetson students get out there and experience the world as she has.

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Eryn McCoy

World Ambassador

Phone: 386-822-8165 | Email: amccoy@stetson.edu

Eryn is a senior from Celebration, Florida. She is a Sociology and Spanish double major and hopes to go into a career in social research. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain during the Spring 2014 semester and hopes to share her amazing experience with others.

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