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Joyce Eddy has been employed with Missouri State University for 13 years.  She worked in Financial Aid office for 11 years and with Veterans Student Services for 2 years.  Both of these positions have been customer service oriented to diverse students.  She and her husband Ken have been a Host family for 3 years to 3 International Students.  “I find this a very rewarding program.  We have made life-long friendships with our students.”  I look forward to helping to find community friends for our International Students.

Dr. Shannon McMurtrey has been involved with International Friends for several years, and has worked to coordinate the student participation in this program.  Not only is McMurtrey involved with the administration of the program, but he and his family have opened their home and their lives to MSU international students, and found many rewarding experiences in doing so.

McMurtrey is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Information Systems as well as Student Coordinator of International Friends of Missouri State University.

Office location
Carrington Hall 210


Mailing address
Missouri State University
International Friends of Missouri State
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

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