STILLWATER, Okla.–– The Division of International Studies and Outreach recently named Deborah Osborne the Director of the English Language Institute at Oklahoma State University.
Osborne was born and brought up in Vancouver, B.C., Canada where she studied at Simon Fraser University earning her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Linguistics. She also did graduate course work in Theoretical Phonology at the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Osborne came to OSU from Parkville, MO as the coordinator of English as an International Language Program at Park University.
She said she is proud to be at an Institute with such high quality instruction and curriculum.
“I’m genuinely excited to be in Oklahoma and at Oklahoma State University,” Osborne said. “The English Language Institute has well-established roots, and a great team. I look forward to expanding the program, integrating ELI students more closely into the fabric of the University, and gaining accreditation through CEA.”
The OSU English Language Institute is an intensive English program designed to help international students attain the English proficiency necessary to enter a college or university in the United States. It is also suitable for individuals who may wish to learn English for business or personal reasons. There is an average enrollment of ninety students from fifteen to twenty countries each semester. Programs can also be designed to meet the special needs of groups.
For additional information about ELI visit http://eli.okstate.edu/
Over 50 Oklahoma State University and Stillwater community internationalists
attended the annual induction ceremony of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta
Delta held on November 20, 2013 during International Education Week. The Chapter
welcomed 13 new members and seven honorary members into the prestigious honor society
for international scholars. The chapter now numbers over 250 members of which 34
Dr. James Pappas, professor of management and 2012 recipient of the OSU International
Education Faculty Excellence Award, delivered the keynote address, The Millennial
Generation Goes Abroad. Dr. Pappas was recognized for his international accomplishments
and awarded honorary membership in Phi Beta Delta.
For their creative and meaningful contributions to increasing OSU’s involvement
internationally and efforts for enhancing the global competency of all OSU students,
honorary membership was extended to Dr. Pamela S. Carroll, Dean of the College of
Education, Dr. Bret Danilowicz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jean
Sander, Dean of Veterinary Health Sciences, Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Dean of Engineering,
Architecture and Technology, Dr. Sheryl Tucker, Dean of the Graduate College, and
Dr. Stephan Wilson, Dean of Human Sciences.
A reception and social gathering followed the induction.