Logo Lily von KlempererAt NAFSA's 1988 annual conference, Lilian von Klemperer herself was the very first recipient of the Lily von Klemperer Award. Lily was founder of the education abroad profession during the mid-twentieth century and for years continued to be a true mainstay for the growing numbers of professionals in that new field. The inspiration, guidance, and training that she provided to all in education abroad is impossible to overestimate.

It was understood in 1988 that the award would eventually be presented by the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EAKC) in Lily's name at NAFSA annual conferences to worthy education abroad professionals who are seen still to have years to devote to the profession. The "LvK" Award seeks to recognize people who, like Lily, have "brought other [education abroad professionals] along" in the field and who maintain the highest standards of professional ethics while sharing their skills, knowledge, and expertise with all colleagues.

Heather Schieman

Heather Schieman
University of Dayton
Heather Schieman is the assistant director of education abroad at the University of Dayton (UD). She started her professional career in 2012 after four years of intermittent on site international work. During her time at UD she spearheaded the development of both a robust professional, and student...

Angela Manginelli

Angela Manginelli
Angela has applied her creativity and passion to the field of education abroad, impacting institutions and students alike, in her work advocating for international opportunity across the US and cultivating young leaders through her work with returned students. Angela has many unique gifts, not the...

Zachary Frieders

Zachary Frieders
University of California, Davis
Chair-elect, Region XII
Among his more notable achievements, Zachary implemented more affordable programs during uncertain economic times and achieved success by increasing enrollments on abroad programs. He has fostered productive and amicable relationships during a time of great organizational change while at UC Davis...

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The nomination period for the Lily von Klemperer Award is November 16, 2020 to February 1, 2021.

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