Meet our International Student Coordinators!

Meet International Student Legal Liaison, Mrs. McElfresh!

McElfresh is one of the first faces you will see when you enter SHG. SHG is a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school with multiple Designated School Officials (DSO) to facilitate student complicity with the I-20 Visa required by Homeland Security. Mrs. McElfresh is the primary DSO available throughout the international student experience at SHG responding to legal requirements for maintaining I-20 status for students and SEVP certification for SHG. Along with her duties as Administrative Assistant, she is an active listener and constructive problem-solver for the SHG international student community.


Meet International Student Coordinator, Mr. Carlson!

In addition to serving the SHG international students, Mr. Carlson teaches New Testament and Social Justice for Juniors and Honors Philosophy for Seniors. He is also Diversity Coordinator at SHG maintaining a culture of openness and celebration of differences through education of students, faculty, and administration. Along with Mrs. McElfresh, he matches students with host families and works throughout the international students' experiences to maximize families’ and students’ mutually enriching inter-cultural exchange.