Finis Engleman Award
Dr. Finis Engleman was an educator of international stature and a Founding Father of NESA. In recognition of the late Dr. Engleman’s unparalleled service to international education, the NESA Board of Directors bestows its Finis Engleman Award on an educator whose “outstanding dedication and service to schools in the NESA region reflect the meritorious contributions of a man whose memory will always be special in the annals of NESA.” It is the highest honor the organization can give.
|Dr Carolyn Brunner accepted the Finis Engleman Award at the 2012 NESA Fall Leadership Conference in Dubai.
The NESA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of NESA's "Finis Engleman Award" is CAROLYN BRUNNER
, Director of International Graduate Programs for Educators at SUNY-Buffalo State.
This award, named for an outstanding educator and a founding father of NESA, is presented to an individual who has made a significant, long-term contribution to international education. And who better to receive this year's Finis Engleman Award? For decades Carolyn Brunner has worked tirelessly and
unselfishly in service of schools and teachers, both within the NESA region and around the world. Under her inspired direction, SUNY-Buffalo State has provided high quality professional development opportunities and generously supported NESA and our sister organizations. Hundreds of schools and thousands of teachers have benefited from Carolyn's unstinting efforts, her inspiration, her energy, her optimism and her spirit of collaboration.
In receiving this award, Carolyn joins the ranks of other illustrious educators and organizations that have received the Finis Engleman Award and brings honor to herself, to NESA and to international educators everywhere.
CAROLYN BRUNNER is the Director of International Graduate Programs for Buffalo State, State University of New York. As a teacher, professor, workshop presenter and consultant, Dr Brunner has made numerous presentations for NESA and NESA schools as well as all of the regional associations since 1987. She is the principal author of Guide to the Implementation of Learning Styles in Overseas Schools and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. She served as a member of the AAIE Board of Trustees and was inducted into the AAIE Hall of Fame. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Tri Association’s Paul G. Orr award.
Dr Brunner’s most recent interest has been in providing professional learning as well as Master of Science degree programs for internationally-minded educators in overseas American/international Schools. Buffalo State provides programs on site at over 45 schools including several NESA member schools and has a proud history of more than 1,000 graduates. Buffalo State also provides graduate credit for professional development for international schools throughout the world.
Being the 2012 recipient of the Finis Engleman Award confirms Dr Brunner’s belief that her good fortune is the result of the hard work, support and love of her family, friends, and colleagues and thanks you all very much.
Click here for a list of all winners since 1981.