Learning to Change Myself:  #WHYTIEC Spotlight on Dennis Hart, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

According to Dennis Hart, PhD, a career in international education was never a path he thought would be for him. Growing up in upstate New York, he says it was really the United States Navy that sparked his interest in international students and education. The military first sent him to language school to learn Korean, then to South Korea, and his life was changed forever.

Today, he helps lead international efforts and global initiatives as the Associate Vice President of Global Engagement at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).  Located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, it is a pretty important job for a university located so close to the United States’ border with Mexico.

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Liz Holliday
#WHYTIEC Spotlight: Texas A&M University-Texarkana

In the #WhyTIEC series, we sit down with our 31 member universities and ask them 5 questions about their participation at TIEC, and what makes their university so special. For our inaugural series we spoke with Jennifer Felps, the Director of International Studies at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

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Liz Holliday
TIEC Builds Online TOEFL Prep for Nurses Abroad

In the United States, the nursing profession is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RN) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows. The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is looking to help fill this gap by entering a partnership with Global Professional Resources LLC (GPR) to create an Online Test Prep Program, that prepares non-native English speakers to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

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Liz Holliday