Work of UWindsor international student advisor wins plaudits

International student advisor Enrique Chacon has another piece of hardware to add to his collection of service awards after receiving the Canadian Bureau for International Education Exemplary Service to CBIE Award recently.

The prize recognizes long-term service to CBIE and the field of international education and acknowledges Chacon for his “positive attitude, generosity and willingness to educate others.”

He was lauded as one of the most popular advisors at UWindsor and for his significant contributions to other CBIE members through his work as co-chair of the Student Advisory Chapter and as a champion for the student services professional learning community. Chacon was recognized in 2009 for the student-nominated Going the Extra Mile (GEM) award, given annually to an employee in the Office of Student and International Affairs.

Vice-provost, students and international Clayton Smith calls Chacon’s latest award a special one for him and the University.

 “Enrique has long been active at CBIE and is a real player on the Canadian international student advisor stage. Not only does he do extraordinary work for our students here on campus, he has set a high standard for supporting his peers nationally,” says Dr. Smith. “This is yet another example of how the University of Windsor is being recognized for its commitment to international students and internationalization more broadly.”