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.

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

Todd Goen

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Todd Goen
Virginia Military Institute
2022 Academy Chair-Designate
Todd Lee Goen is Director of International Programs and Senior International Officer at Virginia Military Institute where he oversees education abroad, international student and scholar support services, and strategic planning for campus internationalization. Prior to VMI, Goen held full-time...

Chelsea Kindred

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Academic Programs International (API)
Chelsea Kindred, MFA, is senior director of co-curricular learning, engagement, and assessment at Academic Programs International (API) where she develops and manages curriculum design and digital learning environments, including the API Learning and Engagement digital badge program, to engage...

Heather Schieman

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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...
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