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Friday, May 9, 2014 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 22  
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Jeff Crawford, Vice President
Ext. 148

Erin Bennett, Account Manager
Ext. 157
Patti Dennell, Claims Manager
Ext. 116
Rodney Vallejo, Vice President of Client Services
Ext. 123
Monica Olson, M.Ed.
Regional Sales Director
Ext. 362
Jeff Burkett
Manager, Enrollment and Billing
Ext. 111

Lewer and Workplace Options Launch 'LewerMark Student Assist' Mental Health and Legal Services Benefits

Since the LewerMark team announced its new relationship with Workplace Options, the world’s largest integrated support services and work-life provider, President Mike Lewer and Vice President Jeff Crawford attended a final launch planning session, March 6, 2014, at the company’s headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The team is now very pleased to announce that through the custom-designed LewerMark Student Assist program, mental health and legal benefits will become available to students beginning with the August 2014 renewals.


Rodney Vallejo Named Vice President, Client Services

The LewerMark team is pleased to announce the promotion of Rodney Vallejo to the position of Vice President, Client Services, effective March 24, 2014. Prior to his promotion, Rodney was responsible for providing LewerMark schools and students extraordinary customer service as Director of Client Services.


Rodney Vallejo, Vice President, Client Services


News Flash! LewerMark Scholarship Winner Announced!

It's official! The distinguished panel of LewerMark scholarship essay judges have selected the 2013/2014 LewerMark scholarship winner! Congratulations to first place winner, Méschac Gervais from the University of Southern Indiana. He was nominated by Heidi Gregori-Gohan, Director of International Program and Services at the University of Southern Indiana State in Evansville.


Annual Comparison Shows 30% More Students Called the LewerMark Nurse Help Line In 2013

In a recent annual comparison, it was shown that calls to the LewerMark Nurse Help Line in 2013 increased when compared to 2012 data. In fact, nearly 30 percent more students called the help line last year.


LewerMark Client Wins Award at Regional NAFSA Conference
And Other Conference Highlights

The Lewer Agency is pleased to announce that LewerMark client Ken Nesbett, a Study Abroad Advisor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won the Outstanding New Professional in International Education Award presented at the recent annual NAFSA Region IV conference in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Ken Nesbett, award-winning LewerMark client


LewerMark Attends ‘A Taste of India’ Dinner at Johnson County Community College

On Friday evening, March 28, 2014, members of the LewerMark team attended the annual International Dinner at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas. This year's theme was “A Taste of India.” According to attendees, it was another memorable night.
JCCC student Lilian Silveira Brito and LewerMark account manager Erin Bennett at the "A Taste of India" dinner


LewerMark Team Prepares for Annual NAFSA Conference & Expo

The LewerMark team is gearing-up for the 66th Annual NAFSA Conference & Expo which is being held in San Diego, California, May 25 – 30. The conference – the largest event of its kind in the world – will bring together more than 8,000 professionals in the field of international education. This year’s conference theme is Pathways to Global Competence.


Where Are They Now?
Lewer Continues Search for LewerMark Scholars

As The Lewer Agency will soon announce its tenth year of sponsoring the LewerMark "Make Your Mark" Scholarship Contest, the LewerMark team is on a mission! We think it would be fun to track down the 22 winners we have not found since the contest was launched in 2005. Where are they now? Do you know?



Staff Additions: Lewer is pleased to announce that Denise Messmer joined the team as receptionist/customer service representative on January 31, 2014. Her position is part of a new job share program at Lewer. Denise will be sharing the position with Betsy Klee, another new hire. Prior to coming on board at Lewer, Denise worked as an office manager for Hobson Interiors in Kansas City, Missouri for 13 years.
Betsy Klee and Denise Messmer


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