This is a special distinguished service award given to anindividual member, institution, business, or agency. The award is given in recognition of 20 years or more of special distinguished service and contribution to the Region resulting in a significant impact on international activities in the Region.

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

Gene Smith - University of Colorado, Boulder

1989

Clark Coan - University of Kansas, Lawrence

1990

Phyllis Cotton - Institute of International Education, Denver

1991

No Award Given

1992

James Graham - Fort Collins, Colorado

1993

James F. Harter - Emporia State University

1994

Suzanne Steadman - Arizona State University

1995

Frank Pialorsi - University of Arizona

1996

Jean Griswold - Colorado State University

1997

Pamela Goldsmith - University of Arizona

1998

No Award Given

1999

No Award Given

2000

Betty Soppelsa - University of Kansas

2001

Bill Barnhart - University of Utah

2002

No Award Given

2003

No Award Given

2004

Nancy Stubbs, University of Colorado, Boulder

2005

No Award Given

2006

TBA

2007

No Award Given

2008

TBA

2009

Armin Gerhard - Wichita State University

2010

MaryLee Carter, International Student/Scholar Resources

2011

Andy Fraher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2012

Colorado State University Office of International Programs

2013

No Award Given

2014

Ken Bus, Glendale Community College (Arizona)

2015

Tina Tan, University of Colorado - Boulder

2016 Linda Melville, University of New Mexico
2017 Effie Koehn, University of Montana
2018 Mona Miller, Academic Programs International (API)