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Ben  Shupe 

International Admissions Recruiter
423- 439-4808 /
Burgin-Dossett Hall Room B12-A




  • M.A., Communication, ETSU, 2012
  • B.S., Professional Communication Tennessee Technological University, 2007


  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: Media Specialist, The Honors College
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: Adjunct Instructor, Communication
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: Graduate Assistant, The Honors College
  • Bristol Public Library, Bristol, VA: Circulation
  • Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol, VA: Part-Time Reporter (features and sports stories)


  • Responds to inquiries from prospective international students
  • Contacts prospective international students and inform them of ETSU degree programs and scholarships
  • Manages mass email campaigns for prospective international students
  • Maintains a database of prospective international students
  • Conducts periodic follow-up with prospective international students
  • Acts as liaison between The School of Graduate Studies and prospective international students attending the ELS Language Center on ETSU's campus
  • Finds advertising opportunities in online channels directed toward international students


  • Bonding with his golden retriever, Zack
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Drag racing
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