NAFSA's eleven regions welcome you to join us at the NAFSA All-Region Summit, a special virtual conference held October 4 - 22, 2021. Participants gain access to live and on-demand region-specific content, as well as shared activities and events. This first-ever combined regional event will provide participants with new learning, networking, and engagement opportunities.
International Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
This award is presented annually to a community volunteer whose work with international programs and activities merits special recognition, likely recipients may include those whose efforts were responsible for the creation of permanent community or institutional programs, improved community awareness of international cultures, or some other equally meritorious contribution to international exchange. The recipient need not be a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. If possible, the recipient of this award typically resides in the state that is hosting the regional conference that year.
If more than one person is nominating the same individual, each nominator should submit the following information.
- Nomination form (200 kb)
- 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.
- Submit all materials above to the current Chair-Elect by September 15
|2020||Susie Shaw, Don Smith|
|2018||No Award Given|
|2015||Tracy Mouser, Montana State University|
|2014||Mary Lee Carter|
|2013||Laela Shimer, Missoula International Friendship Program|
|2012||No Award Given|
|2011||No Award Given|
|2010||Pam Franks, Omaha, NE|
|2009||Carrie Gadjosik, Missoula International Friendship Program|
|2007||Linda & Rick Hanson -Tucson, AZ|
|2006||Kathy Mulinazzi, Small World, Lawrence, KS|
|2005||Lanny Maddux, University of Kansas|
|2004||Renee Berglund- Missoula, Montana|
|2003||Adair Kanter - Missoula, Montana|
|2002||Nancy Delaney - Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|2001||No Award Given|
|2000||Treva & Bill Lansdown, University of Denver|
|1999||Joycee Dozier - Missoula, Montana|
|1998||No Award Given|
|1997||No Award Given|
|1996||Helen Nixon - Emporia, Kansas|
|1995||No Award Given|
|1994||Jean Griswold, Colorado State University|
|1993||Joan Alf - Phoenix, Arizona|
|1992||Karen Clark - New Mexico|
|1991||Kay Oltman - Boulder, Colorado|
|1990||Julia Bruner - Bozeman, Montana|
|1989||Lois Dorsett - Lincoln, Nebraska|