Remembering Glenn Freeman

June 15, 2011 | Topics: Leadership

By Guest Blogger

By Samanthia L. Slaight

North Lake College

It is with much sadness to inform you that our wonderful friend, colleague, and Chair of NAFSA Region III, Glenn Freeman, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011. His... See More

NAFSA Announces 2011 National Award Recipients

April 21, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference, Leadership

By John Pearson

I would like to congratulate the recipients of NAFSA’s prestigious annual awards and those honored with life membership. The 2011 national award recipients are Joan Rosalie Dassin, Anita Gaines, James S. Frey, Patti Jones, and Martha Wailes. They will all be recognized NAFSA's 2011 Annual Conference & Expo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Cassandra Pyle Award will be presented during the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, May 31 from 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and the  recipients of the Martha Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education, the Homer Higbee Award for Distinguished Service to NAFSA, and Life Membership will be recognized during the Wednesday plenary on June 1 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. as well as on the Circle of Excellence at Vancouver Convention Center.... See More

Looking for a Unique Way to Serve NAFSA?

April 11, 2011 | Topics: Leadership

By Elena Anderson-De Lay

Interested in helping NAFSA continue to be the leading association for international education? It takes nearly 600 member volunteers each year to serve the association in various capacities in order to maintain such a strong organization. Help cultivate new leaders like YOU! Join the Leadership Cultivation Subcommittee (LCS).

As a subcommittee of the Leadership Development Committee, the LCS works specifically to cultivate and develop emerging NAFSA leaders. We are currently engaged in communicating and promoting regional and national leadership opportunities and their benefits via marketing materials, social media, and other media.

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Take the Time to Nominate a Colleague Today!

January 10, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference, Leadership

By Suzanne Marlay

Receiving Life Membership at the annual conference in Kansas City last June was certainly a highlight of my career as an international educator. It was humbling, yet thrilling, to be recognized by colleagues for my contributions to the advancement of NAFSA’s goals and those of international education and exchange. I was particularly touched to learn how I had influenced the lives of other professionals through my mentoring and training.... See More

Encourage Your Colleagues to Apply for Open Appointed Positions

August 25, 2010 | Topics: Leadership

By Leah Newell

Hey potential NAFSA leader! Yeah you! Noooooo...not him...not her...you! You too can be a NAFSA leader. Now is the time to get involved in NAFSA leadership - right now. Time to energize your mind with creative ideas and influence NAFSA and IE policy with thoughtful discussions and active engagement, all while expanding your network with talented IE professionals. I do understand that it’s possible this isn’t exactly the best time for you, there may be a new job, a new kid, a new city—whatever situation that might call upon you to need a little adjustment time. In that case you can wait until next year—but don’t forget that WE NEED YOU—not someone else, you—sooner versus later... See More

It's Membership Renewal Time!

August 10, 2010 | Topics: Leadership

By Guest Blogger

It is NAFSA membership renewal time again. I encourage you to renew and feel pride in being a NAFSA member. You are a part of an amazing network of individuals who form an organization that continues to be the leader in international education... See More

Remembering Ron Moffatt

April 24, 2008 | Topics: Leadership

By Eric White

On April 18, the field of international education lost one of our strongest and most compassionate leaders, Ron Moffatt, past president of NAFSA and Director of the International Student Center at San Diego State University.

Ron was a... See More