International Excellence Award

2020 Recipient

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Kathie Stromile Golden

Kathie Stomile Golden, PhD
Mississippi Valley State University

“I have never seen someone that concerned to the betterment and success of students, fellow colleagues, faculty and staff. No matter what her position is, she always made time for students, fellow colleagues and other non-profit organizations where she served in leadership and mentorship roles.”

New Professional Award

2020 Recipient

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Allison LeClere

Allison LeClere
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Haslam College of Business

“Allison is committed, conscientious, and – in the most laudable of ways – tenacious. Her creative approaches to international student and scholar engagement were demonstrated many times over through her accomplishments”

Community Volunteer Award

2020 Recipient

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Caroline Brown

Caroline Brown
Briarwood Friendship Partner Program, Briarwood Presbyterian Church

Through her work with a community organization, Caroline Brown has provided invaluable support to multiple local institutions’ international student offices – connecting hundreds of international students from across multiple colleges with American host families as well as arranging events, shopping trips, group dinners, and welcome activities. Through these efforts, the recipient demonstrates the best of intercultural connections and communication. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education Award

2020 Recipient

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Kory Saunders

Kory M. Saunders
North Carolina State University

“From her thought-provoking conversations with colleagues to her motivational conversations with students, Kory positively impacts everyone with whom she interacts.”

“She has a strong moral compass that is guided by her faith and is not afraid to speak truth to power.”

Past Recipients of the Region VII International Excellence Award
Past Recipients of the Region VII New Professional Award
Past Recipients of the Region VII Community Volunteer Award

Region VII Awards

View the nomination process and criteria  regarding Region VII various awards.