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Gallegos Elected to NAFSA Board of Directors

Joël Gallegos, Assistant Provost for International Programs, was elected to Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which is widely regarded as the leading professional organization in the field of international education.

According to Fanta Aw, president of NAFSA and chair of the board of directors, Gallegos’ commitment to NAFSA’s core mission and values of the organization will allow him to serve in this strategic role within the largest association of professionals committed exclusively to advancing international higher education with nearly 10,000 members in 150 countries.

Gallegos will serve a three-year term beginning January 2015 in one of three member-at-large positions.

Heberlig Named Co-winner of Prestigious Award

Eric Heberlig, professor of political science, is a co-recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation’s D.B. Hardeman Prize for the work "Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition and the Financing of Majority of Control."

The $10,000 Hardeman Prize is awarded for the best book on the U.S. Congress from the fields of biography, history, journalism and political science. Candidates are judged on their contribution to scholarship and to the public's understanding of Congress as well as literary craftsmanship, originality and depth of research. Heberlig’s co-author was Bruce Larson, an associate professor of political science at Gettysburg College.

"Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition and the Financing of Majority Control" analyzes the increasing role of fundraising in congressional members’ advancement within party and congressional committee hierarchies.