This award was established by AIRC through the generosity of Hobsons in remembrance of Dr. Marjorie Peace Lenn who passed away in October, 2010
The 2015 application period will open in late July.
Ms. Jingzhu Zhang, College of William and Mary
Research Topic: Effects of Virtual Conversations with American Students on International Students’ Intercultural Communicative Competence
Ms. Lindsay Coco, University of Georgia
Research Topic: Institutional Decision Making and Strategy: The Use of Agents in International Student Recruitment (Working title)
Dr. Gloria Shenoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Topic: Information Mismatch: What International Students Thought Their Community College Experience Would Be Like
To read Dr. Shenoy's dissertation, click here.
Ms. Yuanyuan Dai, M.A. University of Tulsa
Research Topic: The Relationship Between The Usage Of Recruitment Agents And Student Satisfaction Among Chinese International Students
About Marjorie Peace Lenn
Dr. Marjorie Lenn’s contribution to international education and global quality assurance was unparalleled-and her contributions to AIRC were critical to its founding and early growth.
Marjorie was the founder and President of the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education (CQAIE) which served as a transnational resource on quality assurance for associations, institutions, and governments worldwide. CQAIE was the leading architect of the AIRC standards and Certification process and served as the administrative arm of AIRC Certification in its founding years.
Prior to founding CQAIE Marjorie served as the Vice President of the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. She was a member of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Higher Education, founded the Global Alliance for Transnational Education (the first truly global academic quality assurance agency), and of the National Committee on International Trade in Education.