In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Kas to campus!
Kas Singh joined Middlebury College on January 29, 2015. As an International Student and Scholar Advisor, Kas assists international faculty, staff and students with maintaining their legal visa status by advising them on immigration regulations pertaining to their respective statuses. With a focus on the international faculty and staff population, Kas coordinates with hosting departments to support the faculty/staff experiences at Middlebury College and Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey and the many other programs that bring international faculty and staff.
Kas’ passion for working in international student and scholar services developed after studying abroad as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). After participating in a semester program in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Belgium, Kas graduated with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in International Business. She worked at UNO with the Intensive English Language program for 3 years as Project Coordinator. Wanting to explore the world more, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served as an English-for-Specific-Purposes Instructor in Kaunas, Lithuania for 3 years.
After the Peace Corps, Kas moved to Brattleboro, Vermont where she participated in a Masters in International/Intercultural Management program at the School for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute). She then moved to Stony Brook, New York and worked as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Stony Brook University for about 2 years. After a short hiatus from the field of international education, she decided to return to the field and obtained a job as an International Student & Scholar Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked there for 10 years before moving to Middlebury.
Kas is originally from Iowa/Nebraska along the Missouri River and claims Omaha, Nebraska as her ‘home town’. Kas is married and has 3 daughters. Her husband, Ian, comes originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, people-watching, going to festivals, and attempting to golf. She looks forward to learning how to snow shoe and cross-country ski next winter. She also enjoys drinking coffee and wine and eating chocolate and cheese – all things that she has found to be abundant in Vermont!
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Chelsea to campus!
Chelsea Griggs is the new academic coordinator for the environmental studies program. Prior to joining Middlebury College, Chelsea worked for 7 years at Helen Porter Healthcare Center (Porter Medical Center). Chelsea resides in Bristol with her husband, an almost two year old daughter, and three energetic dogs. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, jogging and spending time with friends.
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Kate to campus!
Kate Livesay ’03 was named the school’s new women’s lacrosse assistant coach in May of this year. She is excited to be here, as she grew up in Middlebury and graduated from the College. Kate has been coaching at Trinity College for the past 10 years. Kate now lives in Middlebury with her husband and three daughters. Read more about Kate here.
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Tori to campus!
Victoria (Tori) Jones has joined College Advancement in May 2014 to be an Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Tori will manage the post-30th Reunion years, and will be responsible for spearheading Annual Giving’s stewardship efforts. Most recently, Tori served as the Executive Assistant to the President and Dean of Vermont Law School, and from 2007-2012 worked in Congressman Welch’s Burlington office as a staff assistant and later as a casework manager and community liaison.
As a child, Tori lived with her parents in Madrid, Spain while her father, Keith Jones ’86, a language school alumnus, completed his studies. Tori enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her dog, Max.
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Jonathan to campus!
Jonathan Kemp joined Sciences Technical Support Services in February as Telescope Specialist and will be working closely with Physics Department faculty, staff, and students in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. He will be supporting curricular and research uses of the College Observatory while also reinstating and expanding its outreach activities. Jonathan has a degree in Astronomy from Columbia University, where he has also served as a research staff member investigating cataclysmic variable stars and fostering amateur-professional collaborations involving small telescopes.
He has pursued observational research projects in Chile, South Africa, and Arizona, and has operated and observed with large telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Jonathan relocated to Vermont from Hawaii in 2012.
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in College Advancement and Athletics. Please join us as we welcome Joanna and Lauren to campus!
Joanna Tanger is the new Online Community Coordinator for College Advancement’s Alumni and Parent Programs. Joanna comes to us from Bard College’s Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs and is an ’07 gradaute of Bard. She has also taught English in the Czech Republic and has a nonprofit background. Joanna grew up in Vermont, and enjoys learning about other cultures, web design, art, and playing her violin and soccer.
Lauren Greer is a ’13 graduate of Middlebury and is our new Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach and volunteer Field Hockey Coach. Lauren majored in Film and English, played Field Hockey and Ice Hockey and was a three time All American and National Player of the Year in Field Hockey. She lives in Weybridge and loves playing sports, hiking, reading and watching films.
In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff who is working in Ross Dining. Please join us as we welcome Jordan to campus!
Jordan McGinness was hired as a Cook in Ross Commons. She received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from Paul Smith’s College. Jordan lives in Crown Point, NY and enjoys the Red Sox’s, movies and playing sports.