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  • Cancellation of All 2020 NAFSA Regional Conferences

    Dear Region III Members,

    With health and safety as top priority, and ongoing uncertainty about social distancing measures in Oklahoma and ability of members to travel across our region, hosting the traditional, in-person Region III Conference (scheduled for October 4-7, 2020 in Oklahoma City) is no longer possible.

    As many of you will have heard during today’s NAFSA first ever Virtual Annual Business Meeting, there will be no face-to-face NAFSA regional meetings in any region this fall. They have also cancelled all NAFSA staff travel through 2020.  While our leadership team has been eagerly looking forward to convening in-person as a region, we have been continuously evaluating the best ways to serve the region as our community continues to adapt to incredible upheaval. Ultimately, the public health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, presenters, volunteers, hotel staff, and host community of Oklahoma City has led NAFSA and your regional leaders to this difficult conclusion.

    We want to thank everyone for their contributions and support of the conference up to this point, and for their understanding that changes are needed.  We also want to thank YOU as a member of this regional family. We believe in the strength of our NAFSA regional community, and are inspired to adapt and meet the needs of our region during this unprecedented period. Our regional leadership team remains committed to connecting with our community and supporting our region and our field. We are working now on alternative plans to deliver critical and inspiring content online and through other remote venues this fall. We look forward to sharing details later this summer. Please watch our Network NAFSA updates as well as our website and social media!

    Thank you for being part of the NAFSA Region III family.

    Your 2020 Region III Leadership Team

  • Congratulations Anita!

    NAFSA Region III would like to congratulate Anita Gaines on receiving one of the 2020 NAFSA Lifetime Membership Awards. She began her career in music education and in 1981 the field of international education was lucky to steal her away. At the University of Houston, she rose from the rank of International Student Counselor to Director until July 2019 when she retired.  

    Adria Baker, from Rice University, said this about Anita:

    I think all of us in Region III believe that there is no one more deserving than Anita for this NAFSA Lifetime Award. She has represented our NAFSA Region beautifully, as well as all international colleagues, students and scholars. She is so respected and loved by all who have had the opportunity to work with her through the years.

    If you had the opportunity to work with her on a project, event, training, or conference you know the kindness and compassion that she brings. We are honored to have her as a member of Region III. You can find out more about Anita's accomplishments on NAFSA's website.

    Janel Dumbre
    Communication Liaison, Region III

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