Mr. Culver Fortna, Manager of International Student Office/DSO
Phone: 571-633-9651, x-451
Culver is always looking for solutions to help international students. As a native Northern Virginian, he maintains over 20 years of experience in teaching, advising, and supporting international families. He earned his MA in Contemporary Sociology, Lancaster University, England, and Certification in Multicultural Education/TESOL at George Mason University. He has completed trainings with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and NAFSA (Assoc. of International Educators), and attended conferences at VIE (Virginia International Educators), ACE (American Council on Education), CIGE (Center for International and Global Engagement), IIE (Institute of International Education), and OIICE (Organizacion International para la Inclusion y Calidad Educativa).
Ms. Linda Lin, Enrollment Coordinator/DSO
Phone: 571-633-9651, x-452
Linda has a MS Degree in Industrial Hygiene from University of Central Missouri and professional experience in international finance and compliance policies. Having been an international student herself, she understands the challenges one faces in a new country. She is a member of VIE (Virginia International Educators), NAFSA (Assoc. of International Educators), and received training from US ICE and US ED. Her role as DSO allows her to provide students with important guidance they need to be successful in USA.