Phi Beta Delta Medallion
July 2016 Edition
e-Newsletter, Vol. 08, No. 4
JULY 2016
For the first time, Phi Beta Delta collaborated with NAFSA: Association of International Educators in holding its Annual Conference. Below you will find pictorial highlights of the conference.
Kailash Satyarthi Spoke at the NAFSA-PBD 2016 Annual Conference
For over 35 years, Kailash Satyarthi has fought for children’s rights both in his native India, and around the world. Satyarthi was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 in recognition of his ongoing advocacy for the right of all children to an education and efforts to eliminate child labor.

A former electrical engineer and college lecturer, Satyarthi started campaigning against child labor abuses in India in the 1980s with his non-profit organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement). In 2015, Satyarthi became the first Indian to receive the "Humanitarian of The Year" award by the Harvard Foundation. Satyarthi is currently the global chair of the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation.
Kailash Satyarthi
Board of Directors 2016-17
Back (Left to right):  Mr. Paul Amaya (VP, West Region), Dr. Joy Stevenson (Director of Membership), Dr. Cynthia Parmenter (Past-VP, Southeast Region, recently passed-on position due to institutional changes), Dr. Norma George (VP Northeast Region), Dr. Yvonne Captain (Regent), Dr. Christina Sanchez (President-elect), Ms. Alicia Adams (Conference Planner), Dr. Michael Smithee (Director of Publications), Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes (Director of Awards).  Front (left to right):  Dr. Catherine Turrill (Historian-Archivist), Dr. Rajrani Kalra (President), Dr. Astrid Sheil (Past President), Not available for photo: Dr. India D'Avignon (incoming Historian Archivist); Dana Vizdal, (VP Midwest Region); Dr. Ann Legreid, (VP Southeast Region), Anita Gaines, (VP Southwest Region).
Conference Keynote Presentations
Internationalization of Campuses: Lessons Learnt
A Comprehensive Internationalization Challenge: Learning from Failure
Dr. Carl Patton, Georgia State University
President Emeritus
Potholes and Strategies on the Road of Campus Internationalization
 Dr. Ann Legreid, Shepherd University, 
Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences
Beyond Paradise:  Interdisciplinary Teaching, Community Engagement, and 
Faculty Development in Jamaica
Dr. A. Rafik Mohamed, California State University, San Bernardino
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
What They Said About the Conference
Phi Beta Delta received many compliments and “Thank You” notes from the 2016 Conference attendees. We are sharing some of these messages with you.  Many thanks to all who attended the conferences and to all who wrote us about their experience. We hope to see you all next year!
"Hello, I recently came back from the 2016 Phi Beta Delta Conference in Denver. Here are a few words to describe the value I receive from PBD:
1. Educational 2. Research driven perspectives 3. Networking opportunities 4. Increases motivation for future research 5. Generates ideas for future research 6. Rejuvenates me for continued excellence in scholarly work 7. Rejuvenates me to be an agent for change.
I hope this will help in developing the value proposition for PBD."
 “I had a great time at the conference and it was wonderful to interact with so many professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of cultural learning.”
 “It was lovely meeting you all at Denver this weekend.”
 “Thank you for all you did at the conference.”
“I was really impressed by the high caliber of the presentations and posters.”
“Thank you for all your great work to make the PBD Conference such a success.”
“This was a wonderful event once again. I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to present. I look forward to attending next year’s conference.”
We are very pleased to acknowledge sponsorship of the Conference by the following Society Chapters:
Omicron (CSU Sacramento)
Alpha Pi (University of Kansas)
Beta Tau (University of Central Missouri)
Gamma Lambda (CSU San Bernardino)
Delta Iota (University of Houston)
Group Photo of the 2016 Awardees
Yvonne Captain Faculty Awards for Outstanding Contributions to International Education
Dr. Kurt Thurmaier, Northern Illinois University, Zeta Gamma Chapter.  Dr. Captain (left) is presenting the award to Ms. Sarah Lindell, who is receiving it on behalf of Dr. Thurmaier
Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award
Rita Rowand, George Mason University, Epsilon Delta Chapter. Dr. Joy Stevenson (left) is presenting.
Mariane Beane/Charles Gliozzo Domestic Student Award for International Achievement
Shanay Murdock, Northern Illinois University, Zeta Gamma Chapter.  Mr. Paul Amaya (left) is presenting.
David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement
Moumita Mukherjee, University of Houston, Delta Iota Chapter. Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes (left) is presenting.
Congratulations to the Following Chapter receiving the
Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Northeast Region, Alpha Omega Chapter.  Dr. Norma George (left) is presenting the award to Dr. Rosana Campbell and Mr. John Gradel (Director and Assistant Director of the Institute for International Studies at Lock Haven University).
2016 Conference
Best Presentation and Best Poster Awards
Best Faculty/Staff Presentation: “Black American Business Owners and Global Competence in E-Business.” Kaira Carter, University of Fort Lauderdale
Best Student Presentation: “Using Emotional Intelligence as a Tool to Measure, Manage, and Lead Global Dance Companies.” Leonard Mardis, Argosy University
Best Faculty/Staff Poster: “Teaching for Cultural Competency: The Cultural Immersion Assignment.” Barbara Faye Streets, SUNY, Oswego
Best Team Poster: “Concerns of New International Students and an Online Orientation Model.” Barbara Clark (staff), Ousmane Kone, Nirmal Fernando, and Maria Ivanova  (students), College of Staten Island, CUNY 
PBD Publications
Call for Journal Articles
Scholars and researchers from across disciplines are invited to address issues in international education and studies. The editors ofInternational Research and Review, the official journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, welcome scholarly articles on topics that can include, but are not limited to, our understanding of international studies, education, internationalization, globalization, teaching and learning in the context of international educational exchange and, within the university classroom, issues regarding curricular development, and other related topics.

We welcome critical, qualitative, quantitative, and social scientific perspectives.  For more information and guidelines visit theInternational Research and Review at:
Michael Smithee, EdD
Director of Publications
PBD Resources
Phi Beta Delta: Effective Resource for International Student Integration and Retention
Anita Gaines, Director, International Student and Scholar Services,
Chapter Coordinator, Delta Iota Chapter University of Houston 
Retiring Board Members
At this time the Board would like to give a special thanks to Board members who have served with distinction for many years.
Dr. Catherine Turrill Lupi, Omicron Chapter 
Dr. Turrill Lupi is retiring from Sacramento State University and moving to Italy.  This is as it should be.  As a professor specializing in Italian Renaissance Art, she has a second home in Italy.  Her numerous publications and courses have led to many thankful students for opening their eyes to inner world of Renaissance Art.  She has been Chair of the Art Department since the mid-1990's.  Catherine has served the Omicron Chapter, a founding chapter of the Society as President.  At the national level she has served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the West Region and most recently as Historian/Archivist.  The Board and the Society will miss Catherine's insights and leadership. 
Dr. Gary Cretser, Phi Chapter
Dr. Cretser is retiring from his position of Director of Awards. His campus of Cal Poly, Pomona is the Phi Chapter, one of the original 1986 founding chapters of the Society.  Since that time, Gary has served Phi Beta Delta with distinction.  Beginning in 1988 as President-Elect, he became the third President of Phi Beta Delta in 1989. He returned to a leadership position in 1992-2004, serving as Director of Awards, and again reprised that role from 2012 to the present.  In addition, he served on the Editorial Board of the Society’s journal, International Research and Review. Academically, he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he was Department Chair and Campus Coordinator for International Programs. His research interests include interethnic and cross-national marriages. He was Visiting Research Fellow and Member of the Board of Study in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Eliot College at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in 1986-1987.  Gary is a thoughtful, caring man with a love of cycling.  His leadership in the Society will be missed. 
New Board Members and Officers
Please join the Board in welcoming the following new members:
Dr. Rajrani Kalra, President
Dr. Christina Sanchez, President Elect
Dana Vizdal, Regional VP for the Midwest
Dr. Ann Legreid, Regional VP Southeast Region
Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes, Director of Awards
Dr. India D’ Avignon, Historian and Archivist
Alicia Adams, Conference Planner
Member News
Robert Robertson
Dr. Robert W. Robertson, President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, presented a paper at the Community Colleges for International Development Caribbean and Latin American Forum in San Antonio, Texas in July. 2016. The paper was titled “Building the Bahamian Economy.”
In addition to his role as President, Dr. Robertson has been appointed as a member of The Bahamas Prime Minister’s National Development Plan Steering Committee.
Dr. Robertson served as Vice President of the Southeast region and he continues to be an active member of Phi Beta Delta. We congratulate him and wish him the best in his new position as President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.
Phi Beta Delta
Board of Directors 2016-17
Rajrani Kalra, PhD
Associate Professor 
Geography and Environmental Studies 
SB- 319 
California State University San Bernardino 
5500 University Parkway 
San Bernardino, CA 92407 
Phone: (909)537-3777 
President Elect
Christina Sanchez, PhD
Associate Director of International Programs
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd,
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704-687-5386
Past President
Astrid Sheil, PhD
Associate Professor 
University Hall Room 201.20 
California State University, San Bernardino 
5500 University Pkwy 
San Bernardino, CA 92407 
Phone: 909-537-5819 
Senior International Vice President 
Angelika Kraemer, PhD
Co-Curricular/Outreach Coordinator
Ctr. for Language Teaching Advancement
A-605 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
Phone: 517-884-1511
Fax: 517-432-2736
Regional Vice Presidents:
Regional Vice President, Northeast
Norma George, PhD 
Associate Professor, Humanities & Comm. 
Director, International Programs 
International Student Advisor 
Bailey Hall 
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 
1837 University Circle 
Cheyney, PA 19319 
Phone: 610-399-2416 
Regional Vice President, Southeast 
Ann M. Legreid, PhD
Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences
White Hall 102
Shepherd University
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Phone: 304-876-5332/-5011
Regional Vice President, Midwest
Dana Vizdal, MBA
Assistant Director
Office of International Student Services
Western Illinois University
Macomb Campus
Phone: 309-298-3734
Regional Vice President, Southwest
Anita Gaines, Director 
International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) 
University of Houston 
302 Student Service Center 1 
Houston, TX 77204-3024 USA
Phone: (713) 743-5065 
Fax: (713) 743-5079 
Historian, Archivist 
India D’ Avignon, PhD
Music Department
California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0326
Phone: 805-756-2406

Director of Membership 
Joy Stevenson, PhD
Director Emerita, International Center
University of Central Missouri 
Ward Edwards 1200
Warrensburg MO  64093
Phone: (660) 543-4195
Fax: (660) 543-4201

Director of Publications 
Michael Smithee, EdD
Syracuse University (Retired)
President, Smithee Associates
5104 E. Lakes Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
Phone: (954) 573-1280

Conference Planner
Alicia Adams, Operations Coordinator
American Language Institute, Rm 270
College of Continuing and Professional Education
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-4111 ext. 52417

Regional Vice President, West
Paul Amaya, Director
Center for International Studies & Programs 
California State University, San Bernardino 
Office of International Institute 
5500 University Pkwy. CE-356B 
San Bernardino, CA 92407 
Phone: 909-537-5193 
Fax: 909-537-7020 

Executive Director & CEO
Salaam Yousif, PhD
Phi Beta Delta Headquarters
Administration Building Rooms 148 & 150
5500 University Parkway
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: +1 (909) 537-3250
Fax: +1 (909) 537-7458

Member-at-Large, Founder & Honorary President 
Edward S. Blankenship, PhD 
5 Trail Court 
Water Mill, NY 11976 
Phone: +1 (917) 821-7654 (Cell) 

Regent & Former Executive Director 
Yvonne Captain, PhD
Associate Professor 
George Washington University
801 22nd Street, N.W./Phillips 513 
Washington D.C.20052

Regent & Former Executive Director 
Rueyling Chuang, PhD 
Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters 
Professor of Communication Studies 
5500 University Parkway 
San Bernardino, CA 92407 
Phone: (909)537-3807
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