International Programs business manager wins national Phi Beta Delta award for leadership

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, recently presented its 2011 Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award to Pamela K. Rosenberg, business manager for the Division of International Programs and treasurer of the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta.

The Blankenship Award recognizes outstanding leadership and support of the development and activities of a local chapter of Phi Beta Delta. As treasurer of NIU’s chapter, which was founded in 2004, Rosenberg has been instrumental in maintaining a high level of continuing support from NIU faculty, staff and students inducted into the chapter.

“Pam’s outstanding performance as chapter treasurer has greatly facilitated the development and growth of Zeta Gamma Chapter,” said Deb Pierce, associate provost for International Programs, who nominated Rosenberg for the national recognition. “To her business acumen she adds a passionate dedication to the goals of international education and to those of Phi Beta Delta.”

Anne Seitzinger, director of Study Abroad, and Sara Clayton, administrative assistant, also appreciate Rosenberg’s leadership in ensuring the financial viability of Zeta Gamma Chapter. “She welcomes any challenge and has the capacity to go above and beyond in dealing with everything from finances, policies and customer service to new initiatives, projects and more,” Seitzinger said.

With a strong base of continuing members and with excellent faculty leadership, including current chapter president Christopher M. Jones, chair of the Department of Political Science, Zeta Gamma Chapter has twice been named “Outstanding Midwest Regional Chapter” of the international society.

“Membership in Phi Beta Delta is an excellent way to recognize NIU faculty, staff and students engaged in international education,” Jones said, “and a superb conduit to promote global understanding across the university community.”

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