Submit a Nomination

Nominate a student, faculty member, staff member, alum, or community member for one of the international awards below. The deadline for submissions for the 2020 International Awards Ceremony is December 20, 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Homer Higbee International Education Award

The Higbee award is 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.

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

Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award

This award recognizes an international alumnus/alumna who has brought special credit to MSU through professional achievements.

MSU Award For Outstanding Service to Education Abroad

This award recognizes faculty and staff who give their time, energy, and creativity to develop and implement education abroad programs that support MSU's commitment to providing students with high quality international education opportunities.

Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies And Programs

This award recognizes a senior faculty or academic staff member for their significant and lasting impact on the advancement of international scholarship, teaching, and public service at MSU.

Special Recognition Award for Promoting International Understanding

This award 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.