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Rogers receives award from international education association
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- John Rogers, an international student adviser at
the University of Iowa, received the Distinguished Service Award at NAFSA:
Association of International Educators Region IV Conference in Minneapolis,
Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are members of NAFSA who
have contributed to the field of international education for six years
or more and have demonstrated exceptional service and leadership at regional
and national levels in the field of international education.
Rogers, who works in the UI Office of International Students and Scholars
(OISS), received the award for his "commitment to the well-being of
international students, his collaboration with other college community
members and his leadership to future professionals in international education."
"We are proud to have professionals of the caliber of John Rogers
assisting our international students and scholars," says Michael McNulty,
associate provost and dean of UI International Programs. "This regional
recognition is a real testament to the hard work, dedication and skill
of professionals such as John."
Rogers has worked at the UI as an international student adviser since
January 1989. During that time, Rogers helped develop a Tuberculosis Surveillance
Peer Program, has led peer training sessions and assisted with continuing
evaluation of the program. Rogers also helped produce an award-winning
NAFSA video, "The World In Balance: A Health Orientation for New Foreign
Students" - an international student's introduction to the U.S. health-care
system. Rogers has also served on the NAFSA insurance advisory committee.
For the past seven years, Rogers has also hosted International Edition
on WSUI-KSUI -- a radio feature program that focuses on international people,
places and issues.
NAFSA is an 8,000-member organization of practitioners in international
educational exchange. NAFSA's mission is to strengthen and enrich international
educational exchange between the United States and the rest of the world.
NAFSA members share a belief that international educational exchange advances
learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples and encourages
constructive leadership in a global economy.
The OISS provides information, services, and programs that help international
students and scholars benefit from their stays in Iowa. The office also
seeks to foster constructive relationships among international and other
members of the university community. OISS is part of UI International Programs,
which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic
programs, research projects and services. Organized under the Associate
Provost and Dean for International Programs, these units serve to further
internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship,
research and teaching.