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VIPP Staff and Faculty Update

Published: Monday, 10 Dec 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

As we wind down with fall semester, and are leaping into the New Year, we have a few VIPP staff and faculty announcements. 

On the VIPP Staff side, we have welcomed Yi Zhou (Lynn) this fall as our new Assistant Program Coordinator. Lynn is responsible for administering VIPP long-term and short-term professional training programs. Lynn grew up in Beijing, China and then moved to the U.K. at age 15. She completed her Bachelor's in Mathematics with Statistics at Imperial College London. Before joining VIPP, she mainly taught in private and public K-12 settings in Beijing and Detroit. Please join us in welcoming Lynn to our team! 

Lynn is pictured above, second from the right

Sadly we had to say good-bye to Susan Tu. Susan was a volunteer at VIPP and worked heavily in translating and assisting coordinators. She has found a full time opportunity as a Chinese Language Teacher at the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto, California. Thank you Susan for all your hard work and best wishes for your future endeavor! Wherever you are, you are still VIPP family! 

Susan is posing at her new job teaching Pre-K in California

VIPP welcomes five new instructors this year. This includes Laura Bowman and Samantha Caughlan who taught VIP 414 Idioms and VIP 451A American Culture this fall: Education, Sports, and Family, respectively this fall. Next Spring, three instructors will be joining us. Ritu Bajaj who will be teaching VIP 475 Design Thinking, Sandra Hou teaching VIP 414 Idioms, Rachael Gates will be instructing VIP 685 Public Speaking. Welcome on board!  

Finally, VIPP wants to congratulate Josh Weier on his marriage to Viktorya Sabin! They have been together for 11 years and got married on September 22nd, 2018. The wedding took place at Francis Park in Lansing and was medieval/fantasy themed. Congratulations Josh, we wish you a lifetime of happiness with your newlywed! 

VIPP Office Assistant, Josh Weier, got married on September 22nd in Lansing, Michigan