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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. 

Susan Carty

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...

Mary Dando

Mary Dando
University of Colorado Boulder
"For over 20 years Mary’s mission and focus have been to provide access to international opportunities for all undergraduates. During her tenure, the percentage of education abroad staff has grown by 50% and student participation has nearly doubled. Her enthusiasm and 'can do' attitude is contagious...

Patricia C. Martin

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Swarthmore College
Patricia Martin has been an advocate for the student experience abroad and has laid the groundwork upon which many initiatives and practices that the field of education abroad now relies. Patricia was an early pioneer of the online community forum, SECUSSA-L, of which the SECUSSA group, she chaired...

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The nomination period for the Education Abroad Leadership Award is November 16, 2020 to February 1, 2021.

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