IPC
Meet the Staff
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Penelope Pynes, International Programs UNCG
Penelope Pynes, Ph.D.
Associate Provost
pjpynes@uncg.edu

As the Associate Provost for International Programs, Penelope leads the internationalization efforts at UNCG. Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. In 2005, she represented the UNC system in an administrative exchange at the Ministry of Science and Arts in Baden-Württemberg. Penelope facilitates diversity and intercultural workshops on and off campus to prepare faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She is a former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany, and was awarded a Rotary Club Study Exchange Scholarship to Norway. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Denise Bellamy, International Programs Center
Denise Bellamy
Senior Director
dlbellam@uncg.edu

Denise is currently serving as the Director of Study Abroad & Exchanges. She joined the IPC team as the Assistant Director of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs in June of 2007. As a military dependant, she spent her childhood traveling and continues to have that same passion today. She holds a Masters of Education in International Higher Education Leadership (Emphasis in Multicultural Counseling) from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. Denise enjoys encouraging young people to think, learn, and experience life globally!  

Tom Martinek, Jr., International Programs Center
Tom Martinek, Jr.

Assistant Director
tjmarti2@uncg.edu
Tom has been working as the Assistant Director of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs since January 2004. He is a former student at UNCG and during that time participated on an exchange program to the University of Oulu, Finland. He also participated in a Rotary Group Study Exchange program to Germany in May 2005. Tom holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict & Peace Studeies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology.
Dee Stafford
Delisha Stafford
Incoming Coordinator
saein@uncg.edu

 
Logan Stanfield, International Programs Center
Logan Stanfield
Study Abroad Coordinator
llstanfi@uncg.edu
Logan has been a Study Abroad & Exchange advisor at IPC since 2008. He attended his first NAFSA conference while working part-time at a local Greensboro coffee shop and with IPC. A UNCG graduate (’07 B.A. in Economics), Logan studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also taught English in Guang Zhou, China, and has a brother who lives and teaches in China. Logan loves to ski, his most favorite place he’s been to is Thailand, and he hopes to pursue a Masters in Geography at some point in the future.

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Penelope J. Pynes
Director
pjpynes@uncg.edu

 

Steve Flynn
Steve Flynn

Assistant Director
stflynn@uncg.edu

Steve arrived at UNCG in 1992 as the founding Associate Director of the International Programs Center.  In 1999 he was the founding director of the system wide UNC Exchange Program, based at UNCG.  He holds a B.A. in History/Politics from Southern Oregon University and received his Master’s in International Relations from George Washington University.  A doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at UNCG, he teaches Honors Colloquia classes and the occasional International Global Studies course.

Heidi Bretz
Heidi Bretz

Administrative Assistant
h_bretz@uncg.edu
Heidi obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and French Language from Capital University in Ohio, studying abroad in Belgium and Tunisia. Prior to joining UNCG in November 2014, she worked internationally in event planning in Muscat, Oman and domestically in nonprofit marketing and membership.
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Blair Brown
Blair Brown

Director
bwbrown2@uncg.edu

Blair comes to UNCG most recently from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was the Director of Graduate and International Admissions.  In this position, he was responsible for domestic graduate and international admissions processing and recruitment. Prior to this, he was the Director of International Admissions also at VCU.  In addition to international recruitment and admissions processing, he also worked closely with the immigration and academic advising offices. Blair holds his B.A. in Western European Politics from James Madison University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Policy from the University of Virginia.

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Norma Velazquez
International Student Advisor
nivelazq@uncg.edu

Norma is originally from Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems & Operations Management and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict & Peace Studies from UNCG . Norma has worked at the International Programs Center since 2002 providing foreign students and faculty with services and programs to enrich their experience at UNCG and in Greensboro.

Greta Smith
Greta Smith

International Services Coordinator
ipc_iss@uncg.edu

Greta began volunteering at IPC in September 2014, and was quickly hired as temporary clerical support, serving in many different capacities. She was hired into her current position as the International Services Coordinator in December 2015. Greta is a UNCG alumna, and received her Bachelor’s in International and Global Studies with a concentration in Russia and Eastern Europe from the university. During her time as a student, she studied abroad in Poland. Her favorite part of her role at IPC is “working with people of different cultural backgrounds.”

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Jen Kelley, International Programs Center
Jennifer Kelley
International Admissions Coordinator
jlkelley@uncg.edu

Originally from Ohio, Jennifer has lived in many cities across the United States.  She came to UNCG after four years in Honolulu, HI to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics.  She started working at IPC as a federal work study student in August 2008.  She has always enjoyed traveling and learning about different cultures and languages.   Her experiences abroad have included time spent in Brazil, England, Scotland, the Czech Republic, and Tahiti.  She looks forward to the opportunity to engage with many more cultures during her time with IPC.


Sue Gandy
Sue Gandy
International Admissions Coordinator
s_gandy@uncg.edu

Sue graduated from UNCG with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in theater.  She returns to UNCG after 26 years of working in university admission, the past 10 years focused on international recruitment and admission. Sue has been fortunate enough to travel extensively around the world, visiting nearly 50 different countries.  She started working at IPC in September 2015 and is excited to be back at her alma mater.


Iman Bannout
Administrative Support Assistant
@uncg.edu
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Catherine Holderness
Catherine Holderness
Director, UNCEP
c_holder@uncg.edu
Office: 03 Brown Bldg.
UNCEP Offices: 05 & 07 Brown Bldg.

Catherine came to UNCG from Salem College. Catherine has been with UNCG for 15 years and at IPC since the summer of 2012, joining IPC after several years in the Bryan School of Business and Economics.  She earned her doctorate from UNCG, MBA from the University of Nevada Reno, and BA from San Jose State University in California.  Her experiences abroad have included an around-the-world trek, spending time in East Africa and Australia, and teaching MBA students in Germany. Catherine currently teaches the Disney Leadership Program online apart from overseeing the operations of the UNC Exchange Programs.



(Vacant)
Assistant Director,
UNCEP
@uncg.edu

 

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(Vacant)
Program Coordinator
@uncg.edu

 

LaToya Winslow
LaToya Winslow

Financial Coordinator
lcwinslo@uncg.edu
LaToya completed her BA in English at UNCG and soon after graduation became an employee with the university. After working in UNCG's School of Nursing for 10 years, she recently transitioned to the International Programs Center in June of 2015. She is passionate about social justice and equality, global citizenship, and environmental issues. Her favorite icebreaker conversations involve offbeat films, influential literature, and delicious recipes. She is interested in continuing her education with a Masters degree in Library Science or English in the near future.  She welcomes the opportunity to interact and engage with students, faculty and staff from across the university and the world.


Tammey Burroughs

Front Desk Supervisor
@uncg.edu

 


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