About Us

Jacques Fuqua

Jacques Fuqua is a retired US Army officer who served the last twelve years of his career as a foreign area officer in Japan and Korea; he was involved with some of the government-to-government negotiations in the wake of the rape of the 12-year old Okinawan schoolgirl by three U.S. servicemen. Upon retiring in 2000, he began his career in academia at his alma mater, Indiana University-Bloomington, as the Associate Director of the East Asian Studies Center, with subsequent postings at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Indiana State University and Auburn University Montgomery. He has authored several books, to include Nuclear Endgame: The Need to Engage North Korea (Praeger Security International, 2007); Korean Unification: Inevitable Challenges (Potomac Books, 2011); and A Destiny between Two Worlds (Top Hat Books, 2015). He is also a contributing author to East Asia in the World: An Introduction (Routledge Publishers, 2015).

Email: Jacques.Fuqua@tamuc.edu
TEL: (903) 468-6034

Ginger Gonzalez

TEL: (903) 886-5097

Mr. John Mark Jones

TEL: (903)-886-5097

Ginger Gonzalez Dawn McPherson

Dawn joined the office of International Student & Scholar Services in May of 2013. Originally from the North East, Texas area, she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dawn began as an Administrative Assistant in the English Language Institute at Texas A&M-Commerce in 2012, at which during this time she realized the joys of the International sector, and enjoyed helping the new International students at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dawn enjoys cooking, DIY crafts, adventures with her family.

Email: Dawn.mcpherson@tamuc.edu
TEL: (903) 886-5812

Lynda Weatherbee

Lynda Weatherbee joined the Office of Global Programs in December of 2009. Lynda is the administrative assistant to the executive director of Global Programs. She works closely with faculty who are leading study abroad programs, with students to ensure each has a study abroad experience that is educational and rewarding; and she gladly assists in completing associated administrative requirements of travel. She handles the foreign travel requests campus wide. Lynda also assists with coordinating special programs in support of the university’s foreign visitors, organizing travel arrangements, luncheons, dinners and protocol functions. She assists in organizing and coordinating the international awards banquet and the faculty study abroad luncheon. Lynda supervises the student workers/graduate assistants.

Email: Lynda.Weatherbee@tamuc.edu
TEL: (903) 468-6034

Student GA/ Student Worker:

  • Jaiseet Biswal

  • Hannah  Mitchell

  • Angela  Hinkley

  • Sameer    Vitvekar

    Sameer Vitvekar serves as the Graduate Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services. He is responsible for managing New International Student Process. He also serves as Vice President for The National Society of Leadership and Success.

  • Paula Webb