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Dr. Alex Akulli
Director of the Center for International Studies

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International Student and Study Abroad Advisor
B.A. Religion, 2007, Kingswood University

Interests include a wide variety of sports such as basketball, football and mixed martial arts as well as outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. 
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Administrative Assistant
Associates in Liberal Arts, Oakland Community College

Additional Coursework, Indiana University & Spartanburg Methodist College                     

Interests include arts and crafts.

Huaiying Kang Meet the StaffHuaiying Kang

China Coordinator

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