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The Plan II Staff

Mary Dillman
Alumni Liaison & Programs Coordinator

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Alumni Relations, Travel and Thesis Grants, Plan II Honors Commencement, Family Day, and other Special Events

Office:  CLA 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442
mdillman@austin.utexas.edu

Bio:
Although born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary grew up in Round Rock, Texas and attended UT as an undergraduate, majoring in History. When people would ask her, "What are you going to with a major in History, teach?" Mary would respond, "Nope!" and simply continued to study what she loved without worrying about what career would come her way. After graduation, she interned with the Texas Historical Commission and parlayed her research and writing skills into a full-time position there, working on historic preservation projects across Texas for four years. Eventually, the call of medieval studies took her to Arizona State University, where she received her MA and also realized that there is no other place in the world she'd rather live than Austin. Having loved working with students as a TA in graduate school, she turned to academic advising and was hired with the Biology department at UT in 2001. Mary worked there for nearly five years before moving to Plan II, where she is thrilled to be working with students who have a passion for Liberal Arts.

Elsie Rebolloso
Office Manager, Assistant to the Director


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Office Management, Director's calendar, Travel Management, Accounting and Management of Endowments and Purchasing.

Office: CLA 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442
elsieqr@austin.utexas.edu

Bio:

Elsie was born in New Mexico and raised in west Texas.  She finished high school in Austin and applied only to UT for college.  She majored in International Business (after switching twice) and received a BBA (finally) in 1995.  She worked for 7 years in different realms of the import/export industry and came back to work at UT in 2002.  She was at the College of Pharmacy and the office of University Events before joining the Plan II staff in July of 2011. 

Elsie has a beautiful drama queen for a daughter, Catalina, who was born in 2007.  She is blessed with a loving family and amazing friends.  She bleeds burnt orange and relishes all Longhorn sports AND academic events, such as Explore UT.  She feels fortunate to be surrounded by people who know and love liberal arts. When possible, she enjoys reading for pleasure with the Ruthless Readers book club (est. 2003), going to the movies, and eating out in Austin – the weirder, the better!



Melissa Ossian
Academic Advising Coordinator

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Sophomore Advising, Curriculum Administration, Study Abroad Programs, Public Health Program, Civic Engagement Opportunities, and Internships.

Office: CLA 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442
melissaossian@austin.utexas.edu

Bio:
I was born in New Jersey but moved to Clearwater, Florida (close to Tampa) when I was five years old and for the most part grew up in the Sunshine State. I attended Florida State University in Tallahassee where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science, and a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs.

While in grad school I took advantage of a wonderful internship that lead to a full time position in the Florida Department of State's Office of International Affairs. In the international office I coordinated two grant programs focused on international education exchange and sister city cultural exchange, organized the visits of international dignitaries and events/conferences, and ran the office internship program. After several years, I returned to Florida State University to work as a Grants Coordinator for the Florida Learn and Serve and Title IV Community Service Grant programs which awarded service learning grants to K-12 schools and community organizations throughout the state of Florida.  After relocating to Austin in June 2005, I started working at UT Austin as a Program Coordinator for the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program.  STS is a small interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts dedicated to studying the societal impacts of science and technology.  At STS, I wore many hats including undergraduate and graduate advisor, event planner, day to day operations administrator, curriculum planner, faculty recruiter, project coordinator, marketing specialist, and program liaison.  I joined the Plan II team in August of 2007 as a Senior Academic Advisor.  Working directly with students and faculty is a wonderful job that I truly enjoy.  Other than advising students on academics and enrichment opportunities, I also coordinate Plan II's sophomore advising program, career week, study abroad programs, civic engagment opportunities and internships.  As the curriculum coordinator, I work directly with the faculty on course related matters snd have a hand in curriculum development, schedule planning, faculty recruitment, faculty mentoring initiatives and the administration of the Plan II Advisory Council.

Outside of work, I have been married to my amazing husband Rob since November 2006.  We have two incredible children, Jake and Laura who are the light of our lives and one cat, Octavius who we rescued as a stray kitten back in Tallahassee.  In my spare time, I enjoy movies, watching sports (especially college football), reading, and power walking.

Kerry Pasquale
Director of
Plan II Honors Admissions

Freshman Admissions, Program Information and Recruiting, Freshman and Continuing Scholarships.


Office: CLA 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442
kerry@austin.utexas.edu or planiiadmission@austin.utexas.edu

Bio:

Kerry grew up in Western NY and attended college in the south, receiving both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Clemson University.  She has lived in Austin for the past 14 years, with a brief 2 year stint in Taipei, Taiwan.  The majority of her time in Austin has been spent on the 40 acres working with students in the College of Liberal Arts.

In her spare time Kerry enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, cooking and hanging out with her sweet lab rescue, Delphie.

Matt Valentine
Senior Program Coordinator (of Joynes Events and Speaker Series)

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Joynes Room Programming/Distinguished Authors and Poets Series; Book Club for Honors Students; Book Club for Honors Students; Poetry WorkshopsWCH

Office: CLA 2.102
Phone: 471-5692
mvalentine@mail.utexas.edu

Bio:
Matt Valentine teaches the courses "Writing Narratives" and "Photographic Narratives" for the Plan II Honors Program, and is the Program Coordinator for the Joynes Reading Room. Mr. Valentine's fiction has been published in several literary magazines, and he has received writing awards and fellowships from New York University, the Michener Center for Writers, Playboy magazine, the Vermont Studio Center and the Greensboro Review.  In 2012, he received the Montana Prize for Fiction, awarded by Cutbank magazine to the winner of their national writing contest. Also a professional photographer, Valentine has contributed photos to The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Review, Slate.com, Salon.com and many other publications.

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