LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, May 28-June 2, 2017- In May, Laspau attended the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, an event that brings together world leaders in higher education to discuss pressing topics, exchange ideas and explore new horizons in international education. The conference took place in Los Angeles, California. This year, our coordinator of academic program operations, Brianna Swenson, and program advisor Josaba Uribe presented an informational poster titled, “Return on Cost-Share Investment: Laspau Sponsored Students”, in which they demonstrated how sponsored student programs benefit university campuses across the country and strengthen international networks.
During the week of the conference, Laspau nominated Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona, and University of Texas-Austin for the 2017 Laspau University Award in recognition of their outstanding support for Laspau-administered scholars. “We value their commitment to supporting exceptional educational opportunities for scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean and for going above and beyond expectations”, stated Laspau Executive Director, Angélica Natera. Last year, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and The University of Kansas shared this important award during the conference held in Denver, Colorado.