Region XI awards were established to recognize members of the NAFSA Region XI community who have been active and engaged within the field of international education by contributing to the region in a significant manner.

A call for nominations occurs every year prior to the regional conference; the Region XI Special Projects Chair oversees the nomination process and will inform the larger community via the Region XI listserv and its Facebook page about how to submit a nomination.

Nominations for all awards come from the NAFSA Region XI members and the selection of the recipients is made by the NAFSA Region XI Leadership Team. Read the information below and click on the description of each award to find out how to nominate a colleague from Region XI and to learn more about the criteria used to select candidates for each of the four awards.

Please see each award description below for a list of previous awardees.

  1. James Leck Distinguished Service Award
  2. Sally M. Heym Award
  3. Rising Professional Award
  4. George Commenator Award
  5. Conferenceship Program