International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


F-1 Student Advising: Advanced - (WS34)

Tuesday, May 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PCC, Room 117

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

In this workshop, participants apply their knowledge of the federal regulations and collaborate with colleagues on a series of complex case studies. Experiment with structured processes of connecting the facts to the regulations and then presenting decisions to a panel of stakeholders. Active participation is required.

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Steve Springer

Director, Regulatory Practice Liaison



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Linda L. Melville, MIA, MA

Director, International Student and Scholar Services
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Linda Melville is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of New Mexico. Linda previously worked in International Education Administration at both Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A NAFSA leader and Trainer Corps member for more than 15 years, she has served in many NAFSA roles and has been a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops at regional and national conferences since 1995 on a variety of topics affecting the field of International Education.


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Jenny Bowen

Associate Director
Indiana University-Bloomington Office of International Services

Jenny Bowen has been involved in international student advising for more than 20 years at Indiana University. She currently serves as a member of NAFSA's Leadership Development Committee, and has previously served in the chairstream of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholars Services (KCISSS) and in various roles with the International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee (ISS-RP).


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Patricia Bello, MPA

Assistant Provost for International Education and Global Affairs
Binghamton University SUNY

Patricia Bello serves as the Assistant Provost for International Education and Global Affairs, as well as the Director for International Student and Scholar Services at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She has been in the field of international education since 2001, holding positions at Syracuse University, the College of William and Mary, and The University of Texas at Austin prior to moving to Binghamton. She earned her BA in political science at Le Moyne College, and went on to earn her MA in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Bello is an active member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, and has led multiple workshops on a variety of topics at state, regional, and annual NAFSA conferences.


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