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BCTC Director of International Student Services Receives Leo Dowling Award of Excellence

LEXINGTON, KY (November 21, 2007) Wendell Sparks, Director of International Student Services at Bluegrass Community amp; Technical College received the prestigious Leo Dowling Award of Excellence by the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs Association (NAFSA), during the Region VI annual conference in October.

The award is named for the late Leo Dowling, of Indiana University, a founding father of NAFSA. The award recognizes the outstanding qualities of compassion, integrity, and leadership for international students.

Sparks, a native of Eastern Kentucky and University of Kentucky graduate, became interested in international issues as a teen through a 4-H International Exchange Program. He has a Master of Intercultural Administration Degree and a Master of International Management Degree.