Kristen Mallory, CMC’s Director of Off-Campus Study, was recently presented with the IES Abroad Professional Development Award at the organization’s Annual Conference, in Chicago.
IES Abroad—a leading not-for-profit study abroad organization—recognizes a study abroad professional who has made significant contributions to the field by creatively using resources to promote and support study abroad and provides leadership in the areas of program development and student services.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award from IES Abroad. I follow in the footsteps of many remarkable professionals in the International Education field and their encouragement and mentorship means a great deal to me,” said Mallory. “I’ve never regretted changing my career path to follow my passion for the field and while I am rewarded on a personal level nearly every day, I’m a bit overwhelmed to receive this level of professional recognition.“
Mallory was chosen by IES Abroad’s Nominations Committee, composed of IES Abroad full member school study abroad coordinators. They base their choices upon nominations received from IES Abroad’s full consortium members.
Mallory served at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Study Abroad Foundation, and the Forum on Education Abroad. She was elected to the IES Abroad Academic Council, and chaired the IES Abroad Nominations Committee, as well as an IES Abroad Program Review Committee. She also made three professional presentations at the IES Abroad Annual Conference. Mallory contributed to the entire study abroad field serving NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad in a variety of capacities.
Learn more about the CMC Office of Off-Campus Studies: http://www.cmc.edu/offcampus/