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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, and advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the world.

2019 International Awards Ceremony
April 9, 2019 - Huntington Club


2019 Recipients

John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs
Robert A. Montgomery, assistant professor in MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at MSU
Lalita Udpa, professor, MSU College of Engineering

MSU Award for Outstanding Service to Education Abroad
Karen W. Lienhart, academic student affairs, MSU College of Natural Science

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award
Suyanto, professor, Yogyakarta State University

Homer Higbee International Education Award
Faizan Shafique, student, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Connie Wolfe, volunteer, MSU Community Volunteers for International Programs

Charles A. Gliozzo International Award for Public Diplomacy
Deborah J. Margolis, librarian, MSU Libraries

Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding
John D. Metzler, outreach coordinator, MSU African Studies Center


Past Recipients

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


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