Staff and Contact Info
Megan Bell '14
Study Abroad & International Students Advisor
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-1347 | Nicarry Hall 117
Megan Bell ’14 serves as international students’ primary contact during their studies at Elizabethtown College. She works with Admissions to prepare new students for their arrival on campus and makes necessary on-campus preparations. Furthermore, she collaborates with the New Student Orientation staff to provide welcoming activities and information sessions for our new international students. She assists students with transitioning to campus by leading the six-week, International Student Seminar (ISS 101) course introducing students to Elizabethtown College and the surrounding Lancaster County area. She also works closely with Lori Bomboy, the College's Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), who provides assistance with the U.S. visa process and immigration related issues (F-1/I-20, OPT, CPT, STEM OPT). In this role, Megan also oversees the International Leadership Assistants (ILAs) in planning events and excursions to help acclimate new international students academically, culturally and socially to the United States and Etown.
Megan can relate to students from her own time on campus and international travels. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and a minor in professional writing. During her four years at Etown, Megan swam on the College's swim team. She previously served as the team's Assistant Coach for two seasons. As a student, she studied abroad in Cheltenham, England for a semester in her junior year. While abroad, she traveled throughout England as well as to the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to visit Ecuador, Mexico and Canada. She's eager to learn more about the culture of our international students' home countries. At Etown, Megan also serves as the Study Abroad Advisor.
Megan is excited to welcome our international students to the Blue Jay family!
Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
email@example.com | 717-361-1118 | Myer Human Resources Office
Lori Bomboy, in addition to her role as Employment Manager in the Human Resources Department, is also the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), who provides assistance with the U.S. visa process and immigration related issues (F-1/I-20, OPT, CPT, STEM OPT, Social Security Cards). She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and has been an HR professional for over 20 years. Her hobbies include crafting, traveling, spending time with her friends & family and volunteering.
Lori is excited to assist all of our international students throughout their journey with Elizabethtown College.
Meet the 2020-21 International Leadership Assistants
Mercedes Geiger '21
Major: Fine Arts Major
Minors: Graphic Design and Japanese
Languages: Japanese, minimal German, bit of Spanish
Involved In: Mad Cow Improv, Anime Club, UMAD, OSA, Kpop Club
Favorite Quote: Just be yourself!
Emma Pile '21
Major: Mass Communications
Minors: Theatre and Film Studies
Languages: English, French, and currently learning ASL
Involved In: College Democrats, WWEC, Photography Club, SLA Assistant, Feminist Club, Film Club
Favorite Quote: "Raise up to your ability." - Mark Foster