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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.