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International Student & Scholar Services


Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
Fax: 202-885-3354
Butler Pavilion, Room 410

ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041

Carlton Savage Award

Students and faculty stand next to the student achievement award plaques.

After many years of distinguished service as a diplomat in the United States Department of State, Mr. Savage came to American University to teach in the School of International Service. During his time at AU, faculty and students benefited from his knowledge and experience in foreign affairs. As the advisor to Pan Ethnon, a student organization in the School of International Service, Mr. Savage helped members attract outstanding speakers and plan programs promoting international understanding. He also served as a long-time advisor to Delta Gamma Sorority. After his retirement from AU, Mr. Savage remained active as a volunteer advisor to several student groups. Because of his extraordinary record as a diplomat, teacher, volunteer worker, and loyal friend, President George H. Williams presented Mr. Savage with a Presidential Citation from American University on March 29, 1973.

This award is given to the international student who has contributed the most to increasing intercultural understanding at the University.

Nomination process for the Carlton Savage Award
and other Student Achievement Awards

Carlton Savage Award Winners


Fahimeh Mortazavi (Iran)
School of International Service, 1981

Sajjad Ahrabi (Iran)
School of International Service, 1982

Rohan Wijeratne (Sri Lanka)
College of Public and International Affairs, 1983

Ahmed Houiti (Algeria)
College of Arts and Sciences, 1984

Nail Al-Jubeir (Saudi Arabia)
School of International Service and School of Public Affairs, 1985

Jale Kohen (Turkey)
School of International Service, 1986

Kamel Abdullah (Lebanon)
College of Arts and Sciences, 1987

Omar Baig (Pakistan)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1987

Olanike Akerele (Nigeria / U.K.)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1988

Erik Seiersen (Mexico)
School of Communication, 1989

Fanta Aw (Mali)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1990

Keith McLean (Guyana)
School of International Service, 1991

Antoine Sabbagh (Lebanon)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1992

Chada T. Khouri (Lebanon)
School of Communication, 1993

Nanther K. Thangarajah (Malaysia)
College of Arts and Sciences, 1994

Marianne Helene Ward (Trinidad and Tobago)
School of International Service, 1995

Sayoko Tanaka (Japan)
School of International Service, 1996

Marina Massini-Ezcurra (Argentina)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1997

Emile A. Chung (Jamaica)
Kogod School of Business Administration, 1998

Akinori Yoshida (Japan)
School of International Service, 1999

Janai R. Orina (Kenya)
School of Public Affairs, 2000

Onur Sazak (Turkey)
School of International Service, 2001

Mohanad N. Alshaikh (Saudi Arabia)
College of Arts and Sciences, 2002

Mario D. Landivar (Bolivia)
School of Communication, 2003

Akua Kwafoa Gyekye (Germany)
School of Public Affairs, 2004

Malik M. Habir (Indonesia)
School of International Service, 2005

Burton Chalwell (British Virgin Islands)
Kogod School of Business, 2006

Anisa Nishat Ismail (Malaysia)
School of International Service, 2007

Hristo Boyadzhiev (Bulgaria)
Kogod School of Business, 2008

Mario A. Beltran (Mexico)
Kogod School of Business, 2009

Stephanie Bunmi Odarkor Ayeh (Ghana)
School of International Service, 2010

Günperi Sisman (Cyprus)
School of International Service, 2011

Yating Wan (China)
School of International Service, 2012

Mohamed Nazran Baba (Sri Lanka)
College of Arts and Sciences, 2013

Fu Hamabe, (Japan)
School of International Service, 2014

Essarayoss Mean (Cambodia)
School of International Service, 2015

Alya Shaiful Bahari (Malaysia)
School of International Service, 2016





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