About the Center for International Education (CIE) and International Programming Committee (IPC)

The Center for International Education at Maryville College supports the academic and personal development of students wishing to study abroad. The CIE also works with international students coming to the College to assist with their adjustment to college and to the United States. We have

The Center for International Education will work with the International Programming Committee to offer services for students including:


CIE Staff

Kirsten Sheppard | Director, International Education

+1-865-273-8991 | kirsten.sheppard@maryvillecollege.edu

Kirsten Sheppard grew up in Calgary, Canada. She has been at Maryville College, in the Smoky Mountains since 2004, and is the Director of the Center for International Education. She first studied abroad when she was 13, travelling on a short-term study abroad program throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. As an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary, she studied abroad in Mexico, and then spent six years working and living abroad in Europe, Asia and the UAE. She completed her MA in International Education at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute) in Brattleboro, VT. She enjoys helping both international and US students figure out how to make the most of their experiences abroad. She has travelled to many countries but always looks forward to her next trip, be it within the U.S. or abroad. Research interests include helping students develop global competencies, assessment of study abroad impact, crisis management, and re-entry programming.  Interesting Fact?  Kirsten was a professional high diver for 7 years and a national-level competitive diver for 10 years.

Micki Pruitt | Office Manager & ESL Program Coordinator

+1-865-981-8186 | micki.pruitt@maryvillecollege.edu

Micki Pruitt, ESL coordinator and office manager, has been at the college since 2004. Because of her love for all people and her desire to learn about other cultures, she began to host students in her home and has since hosted more than 50 students. These interests also led her to the International House, where she works with students on a daily basis and shares her passion for sports, hiking, dancing, and civil rights with the students. As the unofficial "mom" at the I-House, she looks forward to making Maryville College a home away from home for many future students.

Brandi Coley | Lead Instructor

Delie Bullock | Assistant Director of ESL

+1-865-981-8471 | delie.bullock@maryvillecollege.edu

 

Brynn Smith | International Education intern

+1-865-981-8185 | brynn.smith@maryvillecollege.edu

Brynn is the newest member of the International House staff!  She will be spending the 2015-2016 year at Maryville College working on Study Abroad and International Student Services programs.  She will also be the Court Street Apartment Manager for Residence Life.  Brynn is currently completing her Master of Arts in International Education degree from the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT.  She comes to Maryville College all the way from Washington State!

Yevgeniya Teyfukova | International Admissions Assistant

Yevie was born in Uzbekistan but has lived most of her life in the United States.  She recently graduated with her Master of Arts in International Education from MIIS, California and loves working with international students.  She spent the 2014-2015 year working as the CIE Intern, and is currently working on recruiting projects for Maryville College.

yevgeniya.teyfukova@maryvillecollege.edu | 865-981-8183