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MUFFIN SPENCER DEVLIN
Muffin Spencer Devlin, retired professional golfer
who won the LPGA three times and whose coming
out as a lesbian received mixed reactions, lives
with bipolar disorder. She hosts a charity event
every year called the Muffin Spencer Devlin
Mental Health Charity Classic, which benefits a
mental health organization in Orange County,
California.
THE STUDENT WHO IS FACING A CULTURAL TRANSITION
Students adjusting to a new country and a new academic
environment may experience mild to severe culture shock.
This is the feeling of not knowing what to do or how to do
things in a new place, and not knowing what is appropriate
or inappropriate. Culture shock generally sets in after the
first few weeks of arrival. In the “honeymoon” stage,
everything encountered is new and exciting. Later, as
differences are experienced, a student may become
confused, disoriented, and hesitant to ask for help assuming
that everything should be second nature by then.