The nomination period for the 2020 NAFSA Hugh Jenkins Award is October 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020.

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The Hugh M. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting global understanding and international exchange in the local community. Specifically, it honors people who exemplify a spirit of volunteerism and a long-term dedication to international exchange. The award identifies individuals whose leadership encompasses outstanding skills in recruiting, training, and recognizing community volunteers. It is also intended to reward personal involvement with international students/scholars/dependents in the local community.

Selection Criteria

The nominee must have:

  • commitment to promoting global understanding and providing for international exchange in the local community;
  • spirit of volunteerism and a long-term commitment to international education and exchange;
  • excellence in leadership for recruiting, training, and recognizing community volunteers;
  • active participation with international students/scholars/dependents in the local community.

Nomination Procedures

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

Each nominee must have the following:

  • one primary nomination form
  • two additional references (their names, organization/institution, daytime phone number, and e-mail address)

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2019.

The recipient of the 2020 Hugh M. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming will be announced at the KC ISSS Update Meeting at the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo.

Past Recipients

Read more about previous Hugh M. Jenkins Award winners.

Questions? Contact NAFSA's ISSS team.

Nominate a Colleague

The nomination period for the 2020 NAFSA Hugh Jenkins Award Nomination Form is October 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020.