The Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment and service to the intercultural field. The Award is presented at the annual conference of the Society for Intercultural, Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR-USA). If a suitable candidate is not determined by the Award Committee in a given year, the Founders Award will not be given.

Every year since 2010, we have had the opportunity and pleasure to name a recipient of the Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award.

Nominations for the 2017 Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award are being accepted. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment and service to the SIETAR community and the intercultural field. 

Nominations will close September 1st, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET (NYC). Nominations should be emailed to info@sietarusa.org.

Members of any SIETAR around the globe are eligible for nomination for the award. Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves. The nomination requires support from a minimum of two other individuals who can speak to the nominee's intercultural work and service. Nominations and supporting information must be provided in a written format. 

The Criteria can be downloaded from: 2017 MD Pusch Founder's Award Criteria.pdf

The Selection Committee, comprised of Patricia Malidor-Coleman, Andy Reynolds, Donna Stringer, Ann Marie Lei and Rob Pusch, will review the nominee's applications and make a decision. The successful nominee will be notified a month prior to the SIETAR Annual Conference that will be held October 18-21, 2017 in San Diego, California. 

For questions please contact: info@sietarusa.org

Patricia Malidor-Coleman

Immediate Past President 

Committee Chair
2017 Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award

Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award - Past Recipients

2010 - Margaret D. Pusch
2011 - Noel Kreicker
2011 - LaRay Barna, Posthumous
2012 - Sandra Fowler
2013 - George Renwick
2014 - Janet M. Bennet
2015 - Richard D. Lewis
2016 - Ursula Brinkmann


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