Meet International Student Services

Tugrul Polat

Director of International Student Services
txpolat@ualr.edu

Education:

  • PhD in Heritage Studies, Arkansas State University (in progress)
  • MBA, University of North Alabama
  • Finance, University of North Alabama

Professional Memberships:

  • NAFSA
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honors Society for International Scholars

Bailey Gambill

Assistant Director, PDSO, RO
bngambill@ualr.edu
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Bailey is an International Student Advisor for UALR. She earned her BA in English at Arkansas State University (ASU). From 2008-2013 she worked with international students in the Office of International Programs at ASU, beginning as a Student Worker and ending as the Student Support Services Coordinator. Bailey lived in China for two years teaching English as a Foreign Language and has traveled to Venezuela, Italy, South Korea,  Thailand, and Bangladesh.

Casey Jackson-Aceituno

Coordinator of International Recruitment
cljacksonac@ualr.edu

Casey is the Coordinator of International Recruitment for the Office of International Services at UALR.  She earned her BA in International Studies and Spanish and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.  She worked as the Coordinator of Student Services in the International Department at UCA from 2013-2016.  Casey studied abroad in Costa Rica for six months and has traveled to Honduras, Panama, Mexico, The Bahamas, and The Czech Republic.

 

Chloe Hammett

International Student Advisor/DSO
cehammett@ualr.edu

Chloe is an International Student Advisor for UALR. She grew up in Virginia, where she earned her BA in English from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her MA in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Old Dominion University. She has worked outside the U.S. as a student in England (2006-2007), as a university English instructor in the Czech Republic (2009-2011), and most recently as an English Language Fellow with the U.S. State Department in Togo (2014-2016), where she trained English teachers and advised students looking to study in the U.S.