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TTU Study Abroad Team

Staff Directories

Not sure who to contact for an advising appointment? Review the advising appointment instructions for more information.

TTU Study Abroad Lubbock Professional Staff

Whitney Longnecker, M. A 

Director of Study Abroad

Whitney Longnecker

As an undergraduate student, Whitney studied and interned abroad in London, England, and Hangzhou, China. Whitney's personal study abroad experiences ignited her passion for international travel and education abroad and in turn, Whitney earned a M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. During her graduate work, Whitney participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Whitney has ventured to nearly 40 countries for professional work and personal travel.

Whitney was recently featured in an Office of International Affairs Staff Spotlight. Read the staff spotlight to learn more about Whitney.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: whitney.longnecker@ttu.edu

Bethany Kuwitzky, M.Ed

Lead Study Abroad Counselor/ Credit Coordinator / Exchange Coordinator

Bethany Kuwitzky

Bethany studied abroad twice while she was a student at Texas Tech. Her first time studying abroad, she studied in Central America for one month. Her second time abroad, she spent one year in Iceland at the University of Reykjavik. She was a Study Abroad Peer Advisor for the Office of International Affairs for three years. She enjoys advising students on their future study abroad experience.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: bethany.kuwitzky@ttu.edu

Andrea Nowak, M.Ed

Study Abroad Counselor

Andrea Nowak

Andrea graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with her Master's in higher education and student affairs, with an emphasis in international education. While attending USM as an undergraduate, she studied abroad for a month on a faculty-led program in London, where she explored Victorian gothic literature through class excursions. While abroad, she traveled to Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland—her favorite place so far. Her experiences abroad led her to becoming a peer advisor, global ambassador, and an intern at her university's office of study abroad, and encouraged her to pursue a Master's to assist students going abroad. 

Andrea is passionate about encouraging students to expand their horizons and explore all of their interests. Travel. Learn. Discover. Study Abroad! 

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: andrea.nowak@ttu.edu

Lanna Sheldon

Senior Study Abroad Counselor / Coordinator for the TTU Center in Sevilla

 Lanna Sheldon

Lanna has traveled to more than 35 countries and has lived and worked in Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia after backpacking extensively throughout Europe and Asia. Her love of travel was sparked by her two Study Abroad programs at the TTU Center in Seville, where she studied international advertising, completed an internship and earned her degree in Spanish.

Lanna graduated in 2012 with degrees in Electronic Media & Communications and Spanish, and a minor in English. Her experiences at Texas Tech have opened opportunities for her around the globe.

Lanna is passionate for people and for travel and enjoys seeing that same passion in her prospective students as they embark on their journeys abroad to Spain.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: lanna.sheldon@ttu.edu

Adrianna Ward

Faculty-Led Program Manager / Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship Coordinator

 Adrianna Sotelo

Adrianna graduated from Texas Tech University in 2015 after majoring in History and minoring in Political Science; this academic path sparked her global interest and in learning more about different cultures and their peoples. Adrianna has been with the Office of International Affairs for five years, starting out as a Student Assistant and now currently serving as the Faculty-Led Program Manager.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: adrianna.ward@ttu.edu


Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisors

Josh Hernandez

Assistant Director, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Joshua Hernandez

Law school students may contact Josh Hernandez for financial aid questions.

Phone: (806) 742-3681

Email: Jdez8099.Hernandez@ttu.edu

Nikki Nordell

Senior Advisor, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

 Nikki Nordell

Students may meet with Nikki to discuss financial aid and study abroad. Students should contact Nikki after they have been accepted to their chosen study abroad program and after their program has been assigned a current budget.

Phone: (806) 742-3681

Email: nikki.nordell@ttu.edu