ASAE Research Foundation Announces Recipients of Inaugural ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship

June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2022 ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship, developed to support a diverse pool of ASAE members who are committed to advancing their knowledge, network and career development and who would otherwise not be able to attend ASAE learning events due to budgetary constraints.

Through the ASAE-USAE Scholarship Fund, grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to three eligible association professionals to offset costs to attend the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville Aug. 20-23, plus two additional ASAE in-person educational events. Complimentary registration for these events is included in the award.

The 2022 ASAE-USAE Scholarship Fund recipients are:

Lakisha Barclay, CAE
Executive Director & CEO
Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
Akron, OH

Jewel Hazelton
Vice President, Membership and Content Strategy
Wnet (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions)
Kent, OH

Maricel Laquindanum
Operations & Project Coordinator
American Art Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

“Congratulations to our three inaugural recipients of the ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “Through our Conscious Inclusion viewpoint, ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation are committed to developing leadership pathways for diverse association professionals to make their mark in our community. We look forward to seeing these scholarship recipients take full advantage of the learning and networking opportunities at the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition that will benefit their career development and the organizations they serve.”

The ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship is made possible through a generous $100,000 gift to the ASAE Research Foundation from Ross E. Heller and his late wife Anne Daly Heller, founders and publishers of USAE weekly newspaper.


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