Life Membership Recipients

 

Life Membership is awarded each year to senior NAFSA members to recognize their achievements in advancing the goals of the association and of international education and exchange.

2018 Recipient

Nancy EricksenNancy Ericksen retired in November 2017 as assistant director for study abroad in the Center for International Engagement after 30 years of service at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. While at Trinity, Ericksen served as the South Texas representative for NAFSA Region III, co-chaired local arrangements for the 2002 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, and served on the conference planning committees for two other NAFSA Annual Conferences. A member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps and subject area trainer for education abroad in the Academy for International Education from 2003-2005, she also served as chair of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community in 2006. Ericksen received the Lily von Klemperer Award from the NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community in 2000 and the NAFSA Region III Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Previous Recipients

  • Marlene M. Johnson
  • Judy Judd-Price
  • Michael B. Smithee, EdD
  • Mary Anne Grant
  • William E. Nolting
  • John Pearson
  • Deborah L. Pierce, Ph.D.
  • Peter Briggs
  • Norman J. Peterson, Ph.D.
  • Joy Stevenson, Ph.D.
  • June Noronha
  • Elizabeth Soppelsa
  • John Greisberger, University of Michigan
  • Bob Locke
  • Connie Perdreau
  • Ellen Badger
  • Everett Egginton
  • Anders Uhrskov
  • Bob Ericksen, UCLA
  • Jon V.C. Booth, Syracuse University
  • Kay A. Thomas, Ph.D, University of Minnesota
  • Bill Barnhart, University of Utah
  • Janet Constantinides, University of Wyoming
  • Martha Wailes
  • Patricia Jones
  • Dr. James E. Frey
  • Suzanne Marlay, University College at Arkansas State University
  • Valerie Woolston, University of Maryland
  • Dixon Johnson, University of Southern California
  • Margaret D. Pusch, Society for Intercultural Education
  • Martin Limbird, Ball State University
  • Stirling Huntley, Pasadena, CA
  • Sanford C. Jameson, Bethesda, MD
  • Robert B. Kaplan, Port Angeles, WA
  • Robert Klinger, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Nancy J. Kopka, Grosse Point, MI
  • Diana Lopez, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Linda Heaney, Linden Educational Services
  • Harvey Stein, University of Chicago
  • Nancy Stubbs, University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Caroline Aldrich-Langen, Chico, CA
  • William H. Alloway, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Gary Althen, University of Iowa
  • Marvin Baron, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Ralph P. Barrett, Elta
  • Brian A. Bates, Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • Alex Bedrosian, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • August G. Benson, Lisle, IL
  • Stan Berry, Pullman, WA
  • Hazel Boltwood, Southfiled, MI
  • Alice Bonzi Lawler, Beavercreek, OR
  • M. Archer Brown, NAFSA
  • D'Ann Burke, University of Houston
  • Jack D. Burke, University of Houston
  • Thomas Carey, University of St. Thomas
 
  • Richard D. Downie, Newberry, FL
  • Marvin Durham, Philomath, OR
  • Kathleen M. Ellinghaus, University of Colorado
  • Charles W. Gay, U.S.C.
  • Kath-Ann Gerhardt, University of California-Davis
  • Johanne M. Glass, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jean S. Griswold, Colorado State University
  • G. James Haas, Edwardsville, IL
  • David Horner, Michigan State University
  • David Larson, Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University
  • Jerry Wilcox, University of Texas at Austin
  • J. Russell Lindquist, California State University-Long Beach
  • James F. Lynch Jr., Pennsylvania State University
  • E. Nell Magee, Nashville, TN
  • Alan M. Margolis, Consultant in Higher Education
  • Harriet Marsh, Tucson, AZ
  • Mary Cay Martin, University of Chicago
  • Josef A. Mestenhauser, University of Minnesota
  • Forrest G. Moore, Roseville, MN
  • June C. Naughton, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Joe W. Neal, Austin, TX
  • Donald Nelson, Miami University-Oxford
  • Ruth H. Purkaple, Denver, CO
  • Richard Reiff, University of Georgia
  • Tom Roberts, Butler University
  • Kenneth Rogers, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Mary Rogerson, Columbia, SC
  • Inez Sepmeyer, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clara Simerville, Oregon State University
  • Cliff Sjogren, Cadillac, MI
  • Mickey Slind, IFSA- Butler University
  • William H. Smart, Oregon State University
  • Eugene H. Smith, Bozeman, MT
  • Paula Spier, Brewster, MA
  • Joann B. Stedman, Stedman Associates
  • Jennifer Stephens, Essex, MA
  • Leo J. Sweeney, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Gail Szenes, New York University
  • Lee Thompson, Boulder, CO
  • Mary A. Thompson, New York, NY
  • Mary Tinkham, Harvard University
  • Joyce Valdes, Houston, TX
  • J. Paul Ward, Albany, NY
  • Henry D. Weaver, Goshen, IN
  • David B. Williams, Asheville, NC
  • Joseph F. Williams, SUNY-Buffalo
  • Geoffrey R. Wood, University of Pittsburgh
  • A. Lee Zeigler, San Francisco, CA
  • Eugene R. Chamberlain, Hingham, MA
  • Phyllis Cotten, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Garland H. Davies, Westerly, RI
  • James M. Davis, San Diego, CA
  • Jean Delaney, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Edward Devlin, AACRAO
 

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