International Awards

2016 Award Descriptions and Nomination Forms

Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs

This award recognizes a senior faculty member for their significant and lasting impact on the advancement of international scholarship, teaching, and public service at MSU.
Nomination form for the Ralph Smuckler Award (PDF)*

John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Program Award

This award recognizes a faculty member who is making a significant impact early in his/her career on the advancement of international scholarship, teaching, and/or public service and outreach at MSU.
Nomination form for the John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader Award (PDF) *

MSU Award for Outstanding Service to Study Abroad

This award recognizes faculty and staff who give their time, energy, and creativity to develop and implement study abroad programs that support MSU's commitment to providing students with high quality international education opportunities.
Nomination form for the Award for Outstanding Service to Study Abroad (PDF)*

Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding

The Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding is occasionally made to MSU faculty and staff who have contributed to internationalizing the campus, to MSU programs globally and /or to humanitarian causes internationally, but do not meet the criteria for other International Studies & Programs awards.
Nomination Form for the Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding (PDF)*

Charles A. Gliozzo Award for Public Diplomacy

This award recognizes a member of the greater MSU community, who is making significant contributions to public diplomacy through educating, training or promoting knowledge and understanding between faculty, staff, community members and international students, scholars and visitors.
Nomination form for the Charles A. Gliozzo Award for Public Diplomacy (PDF)*

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award Named for an eminent Korean-American, this award recognizes an international alumnus/alumna who has brought special credit to MSU through professional achievements.
Nomination form for the Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award(PDF)*

Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies

This award acknowledges a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation completed the preceding year, and focusing on global studies. This award is named after the late Dr. Gill-Chin Lim, MSU Professor of Geography and Urban Planning and Dean of International Studies and Programs.
Nomination form for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies Award (PDF)*

Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding

Named in honor of ISP's first dean, the Glen Taggart Award is given to a citizen of the State of Michigan who has made a distinct, sustained contribution to international understanding in their respective communities or in the state at large.
Nomination form for the Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding (PDF)*

Homer Higbee International Education Awards

The Higbee awards are presented to students and/or CVIP volunteers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of international communication, understanding and cooperation through service activities. This award was established to honor Homer Higbee, a former member of the International Studies and Programs staff who dedicated his career to international educational exchange.
Nomination form for the Homer Higbee International Education Awards (PDF)*

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International Awards Dates

  • Nominations due Dec 15, 2015
  • Awards Ceremony March 23, 2016

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