Stacey Bieler, MA
Stacey Bieler first helped recruit American undergraduates to go to the new international student reception at CSU Fresno in fall of 1978. She co-directed the Chinese Tutorial Project at UCLA, matching undergraduates with Chinese scholars for conversational English from 1982-84. In 1989 her husband, Tom, was hired to teach engineering at MSU. After the luncheon welcoming new professors and spouses to MSU, she was thrilled to see the booth for Community Volunteers for International Programs. She began helping with the newsletter because she was going to start graduate school in Chinese history. She was selected to attend NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Community Section Field Service Training in June 1993. During her final spring she was an intern in MSU Office for International Students and Scholars. She won the MSU Homer Higbee Award for International Education for an American student in 1994. Besides editing the CVIP newsletter, she has served twice as CVIP president (2004-5; 2014-16), directed MSU’s Global Festival in 2005, served on CVIP’s 50 Anniversary committee in 2011, and became a co-chair of Lending Center in 2015.
She wrote “Patriots” or “Traitors”? A History of American-Educated Chinese Students (Routledge). She has co-edited three volumes of short biographies, Salt and Light: Lives of Faith the Shaped Modern China with Carol Hamrin. She has also written Albrecht Dürer: Artist in the Midst of Two Storms.
Excellence in Community Programming Awardee
Stacey Bieler received the 2019 NAFSA Hugh M. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming