Pilar Eble, the STELLAR Program Director, is the coordinator of the International Student Program. Leading the mentors this summer is Godfried Asante, the program assistant, Godfried is an international student from Ghana and a University of Minnesota, Morris graduate. Currently working on a Master's degree in Communication (specializing in Intercultural Pedagogy) at Minnesota State University, Godfried has returned to Morris for the summer to put his experiences and skills to use helping international students.
In addition to Godfried, STELLAR Mentors Mohamed Farah, Meaghan Young-Stephens and Jingxi Jiang, who often goes by his American name "Parker," will all live in the dormitories with the STELLAR students and help with their transition to life in Minnesota. Mohamed is originally from Somalia and spent much of his life in Kenya. He has spent his last three years at Morris busily studying Biology and Pre-Med, but he has not been too busy to play plenty of soccer and run track and field, and, most recently, to learn violin. A UMM senior and a native Minnesotan, Meaghan loves studying English and Political Science at UMM, but also loves taking a break from her studies to ride her bicycle around Morris, or, in the winter, to go skating with friends at the local ice rink. Parker joined us from China only last year and has been extremely successful in transitioning to life in the U.S. and making himself a part of the UMM community. He studies Economics and Statistics and enjoys roller skating, playing basketball, reading, and hanging out.
Though originally from a number of different countries, the members of the STELLAR staff share their love for UMM and their enthusiasm for helping incoming international students make Morris a place they can call home for the next few years. We can't wait to meet the students next week!
首先荣幸地介绍 Pilar Elbe，她是明尼苏达大学莫里斯校区国际学生部主任，同时她也是今夏STELLAR项目总监。Godfried Asante是STELLAR 的项目助理，他负责学生顾问以及STELLAR所有学生，Godfried是一个来自加纳的国际学生，他于2010年在明尼苏达大学莫里斯校区获得本科学位，现于美国明尼苏达州州立大学攻读沟通专业（跨文化教育学专业）硕士学位，Godfried今夏回到莫里斯将竭其所能地用他的经验，学识和技能来帮助国际学生。
除了Godfried，STELLAR 项目还有另外三个学生顾问，分别是 Mohamed Farah, Meaghan Young-Stephens 和 Jingxi Jiang（ 通常使用美国名字"Parker"）。学生顾问和项目助理将和STELLAR 项目的学生住在同一幢宿舍楼，负责学生起居以帮助项目学生更好适应美国大学校园生活并让学生感受到有如哥哥姐姐般的关怀与亲切。Mohamed出生自索马里，在肯尼亚度过他的大部分时间，最近三年他在莫里斯学习生物学和医学预科，繁忙的学业丝毫没有影响到他对足球和田径的狂热，充满活力的他最近开始学习小提琴，他广泛的兴趣以及生活经历必定能成为项目学生学习的榜样。Meaghan是土生土长的明尼苏达人，现已是大四学生，Meaghan爱学习英语,政治科学,但也爱休闲活动来丰富课余时间， 她爱在秋夏骑着自行车在莫里斯兜风,在春冬,和朋友一起去滑冰场溜冰。善解人意，温文儒雅的Meaghan会充满耐心地帮助所有的项目学生。Parker来自中国浙江，在莫里斯不到一年的时间中已非常成功地融入到美国大学校园中，并且获得了不错的学术成绩，他的专业是经济和统计，他的成功经验将给项目学生如何在莫里斯获得成功带来信心。Parker喜欢溜旱冰，闲暇时会打篮球，热衷于锻炼身体，也喜欢和朋友一起出去瞎逛。
STELLAR Program Director Pilar Eble and her family. Pilar's husband, Michael Eble, is a an art professor at Morris and will be working with the students later to the program as they learn about American artists, visit art museums in Minneapolis, and have a chance to make some art of their own.
STELLAR项目总监Pilar Eble和她的家人。Pilar的丈夫－Michael Eble是morris的艺术教授，他将会在STELLAR项目中教授美国艺术，带领大家参观明尼阿波利斯的艺术博物馆，并帮助学生做一些艺术品。
Program Assistant Godfried Asante and STELLAR Mentors Meaghan Young-Stephens, Jingxi "Parker" Jiang, and Mohamed Farah.
项目助理Godfried Asante以及STELLAR的学生领队Meaghan Young-Stephens, Parker, 和 Mohamed Farah