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Ms. Loveness Schafer, Associate Director for International Services, awarded 2018 NAFSA Region III Louisiana State Award

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Ms. Loveness Schafer, Associate Director for International Services

Ms. Loveness Schafer, Associate Director of International Services, was recently awarded the 2018 NAFSA Region III Louisiana StateAward “for contribution to the field of International Education through long and outstanding years of service in the local, academic and/or professional community”. Alongside her position at International Services here at LSU, Ms. Schafer is also the Trainer Corps Chair and Professional Learning Services Liaison for NAFSA. In the past, Ms. Schafer has also worked for United Nations assisting refugees, a work which sparked her passion for working with internationals. In 1999, she followed her husband to LSU. He had accepted a tenure track position with the university.

Her professional mantra for success, “Work Hard and Be Nice”, has led her to her current successes along with the help from all of her wonderful coworkers. Ms. Schafer believes that people cannot get anywhere completely by themselves; there are always others that contribute to one’s success.

When she found out she had received the award, she said she felt very excited, happy and humble. She knows many other well-qualified colleagues who could have been chosen. She said she feels nothing but good fortune for the helpful, smart and inspirational colleagues she has as her support system. They are one of the reasons she loves her job at International Services here at LSU.