The Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management


International Enrollment ManagementThe International Enrollment Management (IEM) Knowledge Community (KC) addresses the needs of international education professionals working in admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, marketing, credential evaluation, intensive English programs, sponsored program administration, and overseas advising. This community provides its members with leading-edge knowledge and resources.

The Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management (IEM) honors a NAFSA member who has made exemplary contributions to the field of IEM.

The awardee will receive a plaque at the IEM KC Update at the NAFSA Annual Conference. Attendance at the Annual Conference is not mandatory to receive the award.

Selection Criteria

The nominee must have:

  • demonstrated willingness to share knowledge, skills, and expertise with colleagues;
  • made exemplary contributions to the field in a variety of ways, including resource development, training, advocacy, and mentoring;
  • been professionally active in the field for over 10 years.

Nomination Procedures

All IEM members are invited to submit nominations for the award.

Each nominee must have the following: 

  • one primary nomination form
  • two additional references (their names, organizations/institutions, daytime phone numbers, and e-mail addresses)
  • a copy of the nominee's professional CV/resume

The deadline to submit a nomination has passed. 

2018 Recipient

Cheryl DarrupBoychuckCheryl DarrupBoychuck
INTCAS: INTelligent Communities Around Students
Cheryl DarrupBoychuck is U.S. director of institutional relations for INTCAS: INTelligent Communities Around Students. INTCAS connects the global education industry in a single platform to attract, recruit, and manage international students in a safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner. For 20 years prior to INTCAS, DarrupBoychuck managed all aspects of and its family of 16 multilingual domains. In her professional volunteer capacity, DarrupBoychuck co-created an online tool to help colleagues measure return on investment in international student recruitment. She currently serves on two task forces for the Groningen Declaration and is on the editorial board for NAFSA's flagship magazine International Educator.