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UW International Board of Advisors Elects Nickerson Board Chair

May 19, 2011 — Anne Nickerson of Big Horn has been elected chair of the University of Wyoming's International Board of Advisors (IBOA).

The IBOA encourages UW students to participate in international studies and the world economy and advises the UW International Programs Office. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne and their family made it possible to open the new International Center at UW and provided hundreds of study abroad scholarships.

The number of UW students studying abroad has increased seven times in the past decade and incoming UW international students doubled the last five years, says Anne Alexander, International Programs director. UW has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide.

IBOA's awards program recognizes Wyoming leaders who help create international competence.  The International Studies Program initiated global topics forums featuring UW professors and scholars statewide.

Other IBOA members are Cheryl  Akright, Denver; Alexander; UW Trustee David Bostrom, Worland; and Johnnie Burton, Cheyenne; Elizabeth Cheney, McLean, Va.; Frances Froidevaux, Laramie; Jean Garrison, UW International Studies director; and Tim Graham, Alexandria, Va.

Also, Sally Kennedy, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Megen Degenfelder, Associated Students of UW president; Jacques Rieux, La Porte, Colo.; Bill Schilling, Casper; Tom Spicer, Rock Springs; Ann Tollefson, Casper; Grant Ujifusa, Chappaqua, N.Y.; Oliver Walter, UW College of Arts and Sciences dean; and Ashley Willms, Alexandria, Va.

For more information about the UW International Studies Program, call Alexander at (307) 766-3678 or email

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