This award is given to a NAFSA member in Region II whose professional and personal contributions to the fields of international education go beyond the normal expectation of the job. It may be someone who gives a great deal of personal time to programs for international or study abroad students or campus internationalization efforts, provides significant leadership at the regional or national levels, or simply reflects the ideals and goals of NAFSA through his/her professional commitment and dedication to the field.

The Bruce Tracy Award was renamed from the Outstanding NAFSA Member - Region II Award in 1993.

Nomination Process

If more than one person is nominating the same individual, each nominator should submit the following information.

  • Nomination form (200 kbIcon PDF 16)
  • A letter of support, describing the rationale for nominating this individual.Please be sure that you address all of the criteria in the description above. The letter can be written in an attached document, or submitted as an email (with the nomination form attached). Printed copies with signatures are not necessary.
  • If more than one person is nominating the same individual, please submit all documents in one email if possible.
  • Updated resume of the individual being nominated (optional – submit if possible)
  • Submit all materials above to the current Chair-Elect by September 15th
Year Recipient

1988

Pamela Goldsmith, University of Arizona

1989

Dee Lanning, University of Wyoming

1990

James F. Harter, Emporia State University
Nancy Stubbs, University of Colorado, Boulder

1991

Betty Soppelsa, University of Kansas

1992

Bruce Tracy, Colorado State University

1993

No Award Given

1994

Becky Sibley, University of Colorado, Boulder

1995

Clara Hascall, Wichita State University

1996

Joan Fagerburg, Northern Arizona University

1997 -
2000

No Award Given

2001

Christina Jensen, University of Kansas

2002

Martha Denney, Colorado State University

2003

Mary Lee Carter – Thunderbird American School of International Management

2004

No Award Given

2005

Alfred Flores, Jr., Colorado State University,
Effie Koehn, University of Montana

2006

No Award Given

2007

Linda Melville, University of New Mexico

2008

Larry Bell, University of Colorado

2009

Mark Hough, HTH Worldwide Insurance Services

2010

Barbara Velazquez, Metropolitan Community College

2011

Chuck Olcese, Pittsburg State University

2012

No Award Given

2013

Sara Thurston-González, Kansas State University

2014

Maxim Maximov, Fort Hays State University

2015

Deborah Parris, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2016 Aaron Rose, Brigham Young University
2017 Ruth Shepherd, University of Wyoming
2018 Angela Perryman, University of Kansas