In Memoriam: Michael Laws 1964 – 2020

    It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Michael Laws, a valued member of our Program Support team. Michael joined ISTS in August 2019 as a Program Support Specialist and in that role, he performed critical operational tasks to help programs run smoothly, including processing application documents and responding to questions from applicants. Michael had a great sense of humor, warm personality and easy smile. He generously imparted that good nature on his coworkers in many ways, including lively conversation in the breakroom and lending out the movies and books he loved.

    Outside of the office, Michael was passionate about the arts and enjoyed photography, reading and blogging about movies. He was also a devoted father to three children, whom he referred to as “the light of his life”. Our condolences go out to Michael’s family and friends.