TAMIU Sets 2004 Open House for Division of International Programs

TAMIU Sets Open House for Division of International Programs

If you are interested in exploring how Texas A&M International University can connect you to the world, consider attending an open house for the University's newly established Division of International Programs.

The open house will be held Tuesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pellegrino Hall 300. A ribbon cutting ceremony will also be held at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The Division of International Programs is composed of three pre-existing offices and will include the Department of International Student services, Office of International Education and the International Language Institute.

The Division is lead by Dr. Michael Gold-Biss, assistant vice president for international programs.

He said the open house is intended to provide visitors with a familiarity with the diversity of programs available to students and faculty and encourage them to participate in the division's outreach activities.

"From language study to study abroad and service to international students, we have a rich array of services that are relevant to all students. We also have various cooperative affiliation agreements with universities and colleges around the world that promote closer ties between faculty and the institution as a whole. We encourage them to visit, explore options available to them and broaden their horizons to the international possibilities that TAMIU can make real for them, " Dr. Gold-Biss said.

Directors and their respective offices are as follows:

Office of International Education (International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs) - Jannet W. Garcia, director, Pellegrino Hall 301. 326.2565.

International Language Institute - Maria Dolores Orellano-Perez, director, Pellegrino Hall 302, 326.2136.

Department of International Student Services - David E. VerMilyea, director, Pellegrino Hall 301, 326.2282.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu