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International Student & Scholar Services

ISSS Staff Awards and Recognition

Members of ISSS staff with American University president and administrators










NAFSA Region VIII Outstanding Contribution to International Education Award, 2015

  • Senem Bakar

First Place, International Programming
3rd Annual Best Practices in International Education
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

  • Christy Nichols, Kristina Thompson

Best Session of the NAFSA Region VIII 2005 Conference
T.A.L.K.©: Taking Action to Learn about "Kulture"
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

  • Fanta Aw

American University Staff Performance Award for Service to the Community
This award is given to a staff member or group who responded to an institutional priority, either planned or extraordinary, that transcended normal job responsibilities and who achieved outstanding results.

  • Fanta Aw: 2005 Exploring Intercultural Communication Cluster
  • Senem Bakar: 2005 Exploring Intercultural Communication Cluster
  • Lori Reynolds: 2005 Civitas Cluster
  • Chemayn Gray: 2006 Human Resources Advisory Committee
  • Kristina Thompson: 2005 individual award and group award for Exploring Intercultural Communication Cluster

American University Open Doors Award
Student Confederation award for a staff member who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to students.

  • Kristina Thompson

American University Outstanding Service to the AU Community
This award is given to a staff member or group who demonstrated outstanding service and commitment.

  • Fanta Aw

Gold Award, Academic Support Model for International Students
In the International, Multi-Cultural, Cultural, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability category of the 2006 NASPA Excellence Awards program

  • Fanta Aw, Core Team Member
  • Michael Roehm, Core Team Member

American University Staff Performance Award for Diversity
This award is given to a staff member or group who demonstrated outstanding service and commitment in promoting diversity.

  • Fanta Aw, International Student Support Core Team Member
  • Michael Roehm, International Student Support Core Team Member