International Student and Scholar Services


The Best of the Best in Campus and Community Programming

Thursday, June 2
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1

Same-old, same-old programming at your campus? In this session, presenters from a variety of institutions will share examples of innovative programs, including social, cultural, and career workshops; festivals; and excursions. Participants will share examples of their own innovative programming and best practices in an interactive roundtable format.

Learning Objectives:

Jason VINCENT. Marquart

Team Leader
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Jason Marquart has over fifteen years experience in higher education including financial aid, academic advising, and international student affairs and currently serves as the Team Leader for International Student Services at Washington University in St. Louis. His primary duties include assisting over 2,500 international undergraduate and graduate students, managing the graduate student orientations, advising the graduate international student organization, coordinating social and cultural programming and employment-related workshops.

He has served on the NAFSA Region IV Team for three years as the Communication Coordinator where his primary tasks are managing the Region IV website as well as the development of print materials such as the conference program. He has also served as the Region IV Conference Planner, working as part of a team to plan both the Region IV conference in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also presented at NAFSA on topics including soccer, cricket, Google Voice, and partnering with academic advisors to serve international students.

Jason has a Bachelor of Arts in History and African Studies from Truman State University and a Master of Education in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. In addition, he studied at the University of Plovdiv in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and later volunteered with World Vision assisting refugee youth in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Jason loves hiking, skiing and exploring the world with his wife and 18 month old son. His favorite places in the world include the Triglav Alps in Slovenia, Olympic National Park in Washington, and the Northwoods of Wisconsin.


Bethany R. Keller

Assistant Director, International Student Affairs
Webster University
Saint Louis, MO

Bethany Keller serves as the assistant director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs at Webster University. Keller has worked in international education for fifteen years, developing expertise in intercultural communication, international student advising, and programming. She has developed cross-cultural communication training for academic advisors, faculty, and her campus community and presented regionally and nationally for academic advising associations and NAFSA conferences. In her current position, she provides a wide range of academic, personal, and other services to international students through outreach, counseling, and programming and is responsible for developing, directing, and implementing international student programs and activities, and supporting the retention-related needs of international students. Keller earned her MA in International Relations at Webster University and studied abroad at Regents College London during her BA International Relations. She also teaches first year experience courses on culture and identity in the Global Education Learning Community at Webster University. She was a member of Class VII of the NAFSA Academy in 2010.



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