Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award for Students
This award was established by AIRC through the generosity of Hobsons in remembrance of Dr. Marjorie Peace Lenn who passed away in October, 2010. In order for AIRC to be able to continue this award, we seeking your contribution. Add your contribution today.
Applications for the 2017 award are being accepted. Please email MemberServices for details.
Mr. Kishmar Best, University of Albany, State University of New York
Research Topic: Internationalization and International Recruitment at Historically Black Colleges & Universities: Administrative Structures, Institutional Support & Challenges
Mr. Harrison Fuerst, SIT Graduate Institute
Research Topic: How Experiential Off-Campus Study Opportunities Impact International Student Enrollment Decisions
Mr. George Kacenga, University of Pittsburgh
Research Topic: Globalization of Foreign Academic Credential Placement Recommendations for Graduate Study in the United States, 1932-2015
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: Capturing a Global Student Market for College and Universities: The Use of Private Third Party Agents in International Student Recruitment
Dr. Gloria Shenoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Topic: Information Mismatch: What International Students Thought Their Community College Experience Would Be Like
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
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.
Marjorie Peace Lenn Papers are in a collection at Special Collections and University Archives, U Mass Amherst Libraries