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International Awards

Each year, International Studies and Programs presents a series of distinguished awards to recognize individuals who are solving the world's greatest problems, making the world a better place, internationalizing the student experience, advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the world.


2018 Recipients

John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs
     • Ruth Mbabazi

Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at MSU
     • John Kaneene

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

MSU Award for Outstanding Service to Study Abroad
     • James Lucas

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award
     • Baik Chul Lee

Homer Higbee International Education Award
     • Sumaya Malas
     • Vivek Vellanki
     • Barbara Sawyer-Koch

Charles A. Gliozzo International Award for Public Diplomacy
     • C. Kurt Dewhurst & Marsha MacDowell

Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contributions
     • Nancy Lubeski


Submit a Nomination

Submit a nomination for an international award. MSU faculty, staff, alumni, students and members of the greater Spartan community are eligible.

Past Recipients

View the past recipients of International Awards including faculty, staff, alumni, students, and Spartan community members honored in past ceremonies.