MISSOULA – The Mansfield Center at the University of Montana announced the recipients of four annual awards on March 15 in recognition of outstanding engagement in international exchange and public diplomacy.
For their efforts in introducing countless international fellows to U.S. culture and the warmth of American home life, Curtis, Theresa, Jack and Zara Noonan earned the Outstanding Host Family Award.
The Outstanding Professional Mentor Award went to Executive Director Heidi Wallace and
“Since 2009, the Mansfield Center has successfully won the honor of hosting nearly 30 exchange programs of the U.S. Department of State,” said Mansfield Center Associate Director Deena Mansour. “These grants fund the international travel of dozens of
“This success relies on the generosity of people like today’s awardees,” Mansour continued. “Our programs are renowned at the highest levels of the State Department for providing experiences that demonstrate the best of who we are as Americans. We’re grateful to everyone in our community who helps to make our world a smaller place.”
The Mansfield Center Awards commemorate the birthday of the late Sen. Mike Mansfield on March 16, 1903. Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s legacy of international engagement and ethics in public affairs and leadership
“Our awardees are actively involved in supporting this important work of our namesake and his legacy,” Mansour said.
To become involved with Mansfield programs, visit http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/ or call Mansour at 406-243-2713.