ISANA NZ Annual Awards

The ISANA NZ Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution by individuals working in New Zealand’s international education industry. The ISANA NZ Annual Awards include: the ISANA NZ Award, the Tracy Evans Award and the Professionalisation Award. We congratulate the 2021 ISANA NZ Award recipients:

ISANA NZ Award Recipients:

Lauree Fuller – Director of International, St Peters School Cambridge

Colleen Steyn – Director International College, Middleton Grange School

Professionalisation Award Recipient:

Diane McIntyre – Director of International Education Director of Sales and Marketing, Owairoa Primary School

Kam Cheng – Programme & Architectural Studies Department Manager, Engineering at Ara Institute of Canterbury

Tracy Evans Scholarship Recipient:

Colleen Steyn – Director International College, Middleton Grange School

ISANA NZ Award 

The ISANA NZ Award is to recognise an individual for quality contribution to international education in New Zealand and who shows a strong commitment to the enhancing the international student experience and going the extra mile in any of the following fields:

  • pastoral care/student support
  • admissions
  • student exchange/study abroad
  • teaching
  • homestay/accommodation
  • management

The winner of the ISANA NZ Award 2021 will receive free ISANA NZ membership for 2022 and an ISANA NZ Award trophy. They will be recognized in an ISANA NZ newsletter and on social media.

The nominee must be an ISANA NZ member with unexpired membership (Note: this can include a new or renewing member whose membership is still being processed by ISANA NZ). ISANA NZ membership is per individual, not per institution.

Professionalisation Award

The most common definition of ‘Professionalism’ is a social process by which any trade or occupation transforms itself into a true “profession of the highest integrity and competence.” The Professionalisation Award recognises a member of our profession who has exemplified and demonstrated this commitment to the international education profession through integrity and competence. The Award
will be given to a person demonstrating an innate sense of morality and ethics, as well as a desire to continue to learn and improve. They will have an unwavering commitment to a role in an international student department.

The winner of the Professionalisation Award 2021 will receive free ISANA NZ membership for 2022 and an Professionalisation Award trophy. They will be recognized in an ISANA NZ newsletter and on social media.

The nominee may or may not be ISANA NZ member(s).

Tracy Evans Scholarship 

The Tracy Evans Scholarship was established in 2013 in recognition of Tracy Evans’ contribution to ISANA NZ. Tracy made a significant contribution over a number of years to ISANA NZ, including the role of School Sector Rep on the Executive Committee of ISANA NZ. Tracy
worked within New Zealand’s international education sector and was on the staff of Macleans College in Auckland at the time of her passing away. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by the ISANA NZ Executive to an individual working in New Zealand’s Schools sector in the field of international education.

The winner of the Tracy Evans Scholarship 2021 will receive free ISANA NZ membership for 2022 and a Tracy Evans Scholarship trophy. They will be recognized in an ISANA NZ newsletter and on social media.

The applicant/nominee may or may not be an ISANA NZ member. The applicant/nominee must be working in the field of international education at a school in New Zealand.

ISANA NZ Award Recipients 2020

ISANA NZ Award – Sarah Sung, Manager Study Abroad at The University of Auckland

Tracy Evans Scholarship – Lynda Sullivan, Director of International Students at Rangitoto College

Professionalisation Award – Cameron Lock, Team Leader Student Engagement at UCOL 

                                              Arthur Chin, Executive Director Business Development at UCOL

 

Special ISANA NZ Commendations Recipients 2020:

Yolanda Stander, Administration Manager at Middleton Grange School

Max Rideout, Associate Chaplain  at Victoria University 

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