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UCO Global Affairs Staff Member Recognized for Excellence

University of Central Oklahoma staff member Julia Bay, academic adviser and immigration coordinator for the Office of Global Affairs, was recently recognized with the Association of International Educators Region III Rising Star Young Leader Award. The award recognizes a professional who has impacted the field of international education and has worked in their area of expertise for less than five years.

Dec. 10, 2015

Media Contact: Kayla Piha, University Relations Intern, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-5408, kpiha@uco.edu

UCO GLOBAL AFFAIRS STAFF MEMBER RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE  

University of Central Oklahoma Office of Global Affairs staff member Julia Bay was recently recognized with the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Region III Rising Star Young Leader Award at the association’s annual conference held in Norman, Oklahoma. Central’s region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

Bay, who joined Central in 2013, is an academic adviser and immigration coordinator for UCO international students.  

The award recognizes a professional who has impacted the field of international education, has worked in their area of expertise for less than five years and shows a dedication to internationalization and originality that has the potential for significant influence on global education.

Timothy Kok, director of International Affairs for UCO’s Office of Global Affairs, called Bay a true professional who supports Central’s students, staff and faculty with a high level of integrity.

“Though Julia is a go-getter, what truly helps her stand out is the heart to serve. She has a true compassion for the needs our students encounter in and outside of classroom, both small and large,” Kok added.

NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers. The association later expanded to include admissions personnel, English language specialists and community volunteers and changed its name to NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

For more information about NAFSA, visit www.nafsa.org.

For more information about UCO’s Office of Global Affairs, visit www.uco.edu/international.  

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Editor’s Note: To download art associated with this release, visit www.uco.edu/photo/Bay12.15.

Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma staff member Julia Bay, academic adviser and immigration coordinator for the Office of Global Affairs, was recently recognized with the Association of International Educators Region III Rising Star Young Leader Award. The award recognizes a professional who has impacted the field of international education and has worked in their area of expertise for less than five years.