Exchange Matters / February 27, 2018

The Best of #ExchangeMakers: Excellence in Programming Awards

The International Visitor Leadership Program would not be what it is without the efforts and commitment of programmers, interpreters, and liaisons. In support of exchange programming excellence, the Global Ties Network nominates and awards exemplary members at the National Meeting for their work. Congratulations to the winners!

Outstanding All-Volunteer CBM Programmer: Carole Schroeder, Idaho Council for International Visitors

Outstanding Paid Staff CBM Programmer: Natalie Maroun, San Diego Diplomacy Council

Outstanding NPA Programmer: Shawn Davis, FHI 360

Outstanding Interpreter: Heba Bachir (Arabic)

Outstanding International Visitor Liaison: Cassandra McGuiness

Carole Schroeder (left) receives the award for Outstanding All Volunteer CBM Programmer from Thea Richard of the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors for her dedication to the IVLP in Idaho.

Cassandra McGuiness (left) was selected for the Outstanding International Visitor Liaison award for her “professionalism and enthusiasm.” She poses with her certificate alongside Barbara Keller of the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors.

Fabienne Perlov (right) accepts the award for Outstanding Paid Staff CBM Programmer on behalf of Natalie Maroun from Henry Collins, Secretary of the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors.

“My heart is on fire,” said Shawn Davis of FHI 360 as he accepts the award for Outstanding NPA Programmer.

Left to right: Shawn Davis, Cassandra McGuiness, Brittany Lynk (on behalf of Jonathan Christ, our 2018 Photo Contest winner—see page 8), Heba Bachir, Carole Schroeder, Fabienne Perlov (on behalf of Natalie Maroun), and Felecia Maxfield-Barrett accept their awards.


Photo credit: A.E. Landes Photography