Academic & Global Engagement

About Us

What We Do:
  • Our goal is to assist students in identifying and realizing opportunities for quality experiential learning.
What is Academic Engagement?
  • Academic and Global Engagement includes different types of activities, all with one common goal - to engage you in hands-on learning activities outside of the classroom.
  • These activities include service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, nationally competitive scholarships and national student exchange.
Sarah-Wittmuss Sarah Hirsch Wittmuss, Director
Sarah supports a number of the programs in the Center for Academic Global Engagement and also advises and teaches in the Honors Program.
Eric-Leise Eric Leise, Assistant Director
Eric oversees the international areas of support in CAGE, including faculty-led programs abroad and international student programming.
Stockdale-Christopher Chris Stockdale, Assistant Director for Academic Engagement
Chris advises the Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) organization, supports faculty interested in including community-based learning in the classroom and helps students become involved in undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
Mandela-Anthony Anthony Mandela, Global Learning Advisor
Anthony supports students interested in going abroad or studying off-campus in the U.S. through National Student Exchange (NSE).
Sandy-Uhing Sandy Uhing, Program Assistant
Sandy manages the administration of the budget and assists students and faculty with finances related to CAGE programs.
Sandy-Kate Kate Sandy, AmeriCorps Assistant
Kate helps student enrolled as AmeriCorps members, assisting the community with education, healthy futures, and capacity building efforts.
Dykstra-Emily Emily Dykstra, Coordinator for Academic Engagement

Emily assists with programming in a number of areas in CAGE, including cultural events for international students, AWOL and IdeaFest, the spring undergraduate and graduate research symposium.

 PatrickMorrison Patrick J. Morrison, International Student Advisor

Patrick supports international students with academic, cultural and immigration concerns.

Lase-Patty Patty Lase, Senior Secretary
Patty cheerfully greets students and visitors, as well as helps with administrative matters.