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International Award

2020 International Awards Ceremony
March 31, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. | Huntington Club

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, and advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the world.


2020 Recipients

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

Lynn Paine
Associate Dean and Professor
International Studies in Education
College of Education

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

David L. Ortega
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award

David Meng Kuan Poon
Financial Administration
Eli Broad College of Business Alumnus, 1988

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

Timothy R. Silberg
Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Award for Outstanding Service to Education Abroad

Vincent P. Delgado
Founding Director, RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Charles A. Gliozzo Award for Public Diplomacy

Beth Mugavero
Program Manager, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
College of Social Science

Homer Higbee International Education Award

Lisa Homeniuk
Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP)
International Studies and Programs

Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding

Robert J. Lurie
Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
Waverly High School

Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding

Sarah M. Corner
Academic Specialist, Anatomic Pathology
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory



Past Recipients

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

International award ceremony with Dean Hanson and recipient


Questions about the international awards? Email us at isp.iac(at)msu.edu.