Office of International Student Services

Global Student Association

2016-17 Officers

First Row:  Clara Qi, Manuela Moreno  Second Row:  Yasmene Dergham, Amy He, Shyquel Allison, Isa Van Wittenberghe, Rami Aoun

Global Student Association Officers — 2016/17

Co-Presidents — Manuela Moreno (Colombia and US) and Clara Qi (China)

Vice-President — Yasmene Dergham (Lebanon and US)

Secretary —

Treasurer — Shyquel Allison (US)

Social Media Officer/Historian  —  Amy He (China)

SGA Representative — Isa van Wittenberghe (Brazil)


To promote diversity and cultural learning across campus through activities and conferences throughout the area.

Membership Criteria: 

All students are International — including Americans!  We welcome all HPU students who have an interest in learning about other cultures and/or who would like to share their own cultural background, whether they be from a country other than the US or from right here in North Carolina.  

To be added to the mailing list, please email  You can be added to the club Facebook page by any member just by asking, so please do!

Service/Volunteer Opportunities:  

Partnership with World Relief, an Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Program

International Festival

More service and volunteer opportunities based on club interest.

Leadership Opportunities:

North Carolina Association of International Educators Student Leadership Conference

More leadership conferences based on students’ interest.


Club Meeting Information

Meeting Day:  Every other Tuesday.  

Meeting Time: 7 pm

2016/17 Meeting Dates and Location:

August 30             Wilson Ballroom

September 13       Special Meeting Event  — Eid Al Adha Celebration — Wilson Ballroom

September 27       Norton 101

October 11 & 25   Webb Conference Center 202

November 8         Webb Conference Center 202

November 20 —  Special Meeting Event — Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner  — Wilson Ballroom

December 6         Webb Conference Center 202

January 17           Webb Conference Center 202

January 31           Webb Conference Center 202

February 14         Webb Conference Center 202

February 28         Webb Conference Center 202

March 14              Webb Conference Center 202

March 28             Webb Conference Center 202

April 11                 Webb Conference Center 202

April 25                Webb Conference Center 202


Advisors:  Ms. Mariana Murty (Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish), Ms. Tonilena Soranno (Learning Excellence Advisor), Ms. Mina Ouakrim (Instructor of Arabic and French),  Dr. Craig Curty (Director of Academic Services), Ms. Jenna Antignano (Coordinator of Graduate Operations) and Dr. Marjorie Church (Director of International Student Affairs and ESL)



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