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EA Leadership Award

The Education Abroad Leadership Award was established in 1999 with the support and approval of the then-SECUSSA national team to complement the Lily von Klemperer Award and recognize members whose records of distinguished service to the education abroad profession exceed 15 years. Each year, this award is given by the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EAKC) to one education abroad professional. 

The nomination period for this award has closed. Nominations will re-open in November.

Julie Leitman

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Julie Leitman
Academic Programs International (API Abroad)
Julie Leitman, currently serving as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, is one of the four “founding mamas” who started Academic Programs International (API) in 1997. Julie began her career in international education in 1982 teaching in Sevilla, Spain. This experience was followed by 8...

Yana A. Cornish, EdD

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Yana Cornish
As a former exchange student herself, Yana A. Cornish, EdD, knows firsthand the transformative impact of a global academic experience. Over the last 20 years, Cornish has been serving as an international education administrator in a public higher education setting. Her passion for working with study...

Susan Carty

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Susan Carty
Indiana University
Susan Carty is director of the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University (IU). She has worked in various areas of international education at IU for over 35 years. Susan manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Overseas Study, serves as personnel representative and primary supervisor...
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