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Gadsden State Community College

International Students

International Programs Office

Mission Statement

The International Programs Office (IPO) is committed to meeting the needs of  international and study-abroad students at Gadsden State Community College by providing appropriate service and support.  The IPO seeks to enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of students through knowledge and expertise in admissions, immigration, advising, and cross-cultural exchange.



Ms. Becky Duckett, Director of International Programs and the Alabama Language Institute, has been involved in TESOL and International Student Programs for more than 30 years. Her professional career has taken her primarily to East Asia, and she has taught and trained teachers in both eastern and western hemispheres. She has extensive experience in academic program management, and holds an ELT Management Certificate from TESOL International in addition to an MA in Linguistics from The University of South Carolina.

“ I am incredibly fortunate to work in a field that helps students succeed, and that inspires me through opportunities to meet and work with remarkable people, to build local and international relationships, and to contribute to global undertstanding and cooperation.”


Ms. Carol Gray, Office/Insurance Clerk


Ms. Candace Tharp, Office Clerk


Ms Faith Dobbs, International Programs Specialist