At last week's annual conference in Houston, NAFSA recognized the following national award winners. Join us in congratulating them by leaving a comment below!

Vivien StewartThe 2012 Cassandra Pyle Award for Leadership and Collaboration in International Educational Exchange was awarded to Vivien Stewart, senior adviser for education at the Asia Society. The Cassandra Pyle award honors the contributions of a senior international educator to global international exchange.

For the past 10 years, Stewart has been responsible for the Asia Society’s programs to promote the study of Asia and other world regions, cultures, languages, and global issues in America’s schools and for building connections between U.S. and Asian education leaders. Her recent book, A World-Class Education, describes what the United States can learn from high-performing education systems around the world.

Marita Houlihan Award
Ellen Badger, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Ellen Badger

Homer Higbee Award
Rose Mary Valencia, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterRose Mary Valencia

Life Membership

Robert (Bob) Ericksen, UCLA Jon Booth, Syracuse University
robert ericksen Jon Booth
Kay Thomas, University of Minnesota William (Bill) Barnhart, University of Utah
Kay Thomas William Barnwell

Janet Constantinides, University of Wyoming (picture not available)