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.

Erlenbaugh-Leslie Leslie Erlenbaugh, International Student Advisor

Leslie 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.