Congratulations to the 2019 Commission Award Winners

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients. They will be recognized at the 2020 Convention.

Learn more about the Commission’s Past Award Winners.

Service to the International Community Award 

Amaris Vazquez Vargas, Education Abroad Advisor, Texas A&M University

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the international community and demonstrated a history of involvement and leadership, over several years, to the international student affairs community.

Outstanding International Education Initiative Award

Global Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor  

Organizers: Benjamin Peters (Director, Global Scholars Program), Ashley Wiseman (Associate Director, Global Scholars Program), Yuezhong Zheng (Chinese Student Services Coordinator, Arizona State University; Former Graduate Student Instructor, Global Scholars Program)   

This Outstanding International Education Initiative award recognizes programming and other educational initiatives that support international education and the global dimensions of student development.

Excellence in International Research 

Dr. Patty Witkowsky, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The Excellence in International Research award recognizes an individual for significant scholarly contributions of educational and intrinsic value to international education and/or international student affairs and services.