We’ve always known we have talented employees at ATA. So when a team member is recognized by the outside world through awards or certifications, we are proud, but not surprised. Let us boast about a few of our most recent achievements:
Kate Simpson, President of Academic Travel Abroad
Surrounded by friends, industry colleagues, mentors, and supporters, Kate Simpson accepted the National Tour Association’s Woman of Vision award at the 2019 Travel Exchange convention. She was honored for both her commitment and leadership in the industry, as well as her work as a co-founder of the Fund for Education Abroad. Kate’s words in accepting the award inspired the room:
I believe in the transformational power of travel, in all its forms. We all do noble work, and contribute to building a more enlightened, more just, and more connected world.”
Jocelyn Flint, Senior Director of Employee Communications and Training
In late December, Jocelyn earned the Association for Talent Development’s Instructional Design Certificate, an achievement that positions Jocelyn for the next step in her development: to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. Jocelyn is devoted to learning and her assiduous pursuit of knowledge within the fields she works is not only impressive, but benefits the entire organization as she fastidiously applies her knowledge practically to her role at ATA. Congratulations, Jocelyn!
Jennifer Calvert, Executive Director of the Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was founded by ATA executives, who serve on its board, and is heavily supported financially by ATA. FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
Jennifer was awarded the prestigious Certified Fund Raising Executive certification in December of 2019. This impressive achievement validates what we have already known for a while—Jennifer is a gifted development professional, and her tenure at FEA is a gift to the organization. Her pursuit of this certification in the midst of all her FEA responsibilities is a testament to her hard work and dedication. We are proud to have Jennifer lead this organization that we so wholeheartedly support!