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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

AFSA NEWS

AAFSW’s Secretary of State

Award Celebrates 25 Years

On Nov. 10, the Associates

of the American Foreign

ServiceWorldwide hosted

its annual awards program

in the Department of State’s

Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic

Reception Room.

During the ceremony,

AAFSW commemorated

the 25th anniversary of the

Secretary of State’s Award

for Outstanding Volunteerism

Abroad. This year’s SOSA

recipients were Juliette

Marsham-McClure, Shan-

non Argetsinger, Ernesto

Lunda, Karen Forsyth, Allison

“Sunny” Stimler and Carolynn

Poulsen.

Sheila Switzer was named

the 2015 Tragen Award recipi-

ent for her advocacy of rights

and benefits for foreign-born

FS spouses. Stephanie Arnold

received the Champions of

Career Enhancement for Eligi-

ble Family Members Award for

her efforts on behalf of EFMs

seeking work in Dublin. Patri-

cia Linderman was presented

with the 2015 Lesley Dorman

Award for her outstanding

service to AAFSW.

AFSA was honored to be

invited to join in the celebra-

tion and congratulates this

year’s awardees on their

accomplishments.

Pictured: Ernesto Luna,

spouse of Public Affairs

Officer Janelle Luna, receives

the SOSAAward for having

created an English-language

program for the Slovak Diplo-

matic Police force.

To learn more about

AAFSWand the SOSA pro-

gram, visit

www.aafsw.org.

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AFSA/MARIAC.LIVINGSTON

LAST CAL L FOR AFSA

COL LEGE SCHOLARSH I P

APPL I CAT I ONS !

The children of active-duty or retired, separated

or deceased AFSA members may apply for col-

lege aid. Graduating high school seniors may

apply for $2,500 academic and art merit awards

along with a community service award, while

incoming/current undergraduates may apply for

need-based financial aid scholarships ranging

from $3,000 to $5,000.

The merit award program submission deadline

is Feb. 6, and the need-based financial aid schol-

arship submission deadline is March 6. Not all

who submit an application will receive an award.

Visit

www.afsa.org/scholar

for details, or

contact AFSA Scholarship Director Lori Dec

at

dec@afsa.org

or (202) 944-5504.

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NEWS BRIEF

DEADL I NE FOR NOMI NAT I ONS

APPROACH I NG : CONSTRUCT I VE

D I SSENT AWARDS

Nominate someone—or yourself!—for an AFSA

Constructive Dissent Award. The nomination

deadline is Feb. 28.

AFSA proudly recognizes constructive dissent

within the system with four separate awards: The

W. Averell Harriman Award is for entry-level (FS-6

through FS-4) officers; the William R. Rivkin Award

is for mid-level (FS-3 through FS-1) officers; the

Christian A. Herter Award is for Senior Foreign

Service officers; and the F. Allen “Tex” Harris Award

is for Foreign Service specialists.

Recipients receive prize money and travel

expenses to be honored at a June ceremony in the

Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at

the State Department.

For more details on the awards and to file a

nomination online, visit

www.afsa.org/dissent.

Please contact Foreign Service Profession Awards

Coordinator Perri Green at

green@afsa.org

or (202)

719-9700 for more information.

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NEWS BRIEF