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K-State Today

August 25, 2016



Nominations now open for the 2016 International Educator of the Year Award

By Mary K. Pyle

The Office of International Programs is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 International Educator of the Year award. Nominations are due by by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Read the nomination criteria and information about previous awardees.

The award program began in 2003 to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to advancing international education on our campus. Faculty, staff, administrators or other members of the K-State community may be honored for major contributions and sustained commitment to internationalizing our campus.

"The 2016 international educator of the year award is a benchmark and a celebration for our K-State community," said Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost for international faculty collaborations and educational programs. "It represents 16 years of faculty and staff commitment to elevate international awareness and highlight those implementing global education and exchange."

Provost April Mason will announce the winner and present the honoree with a $1,000 award at the International Educator of the Year award reception on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The International Educator of the Year award reception is a big part of K-State's International Education Week, celebrated this year from Nov. 14-18. The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and Department of State. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide which serves to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the U.S.

For questions about the award nomination process contact Caldas at caldasma@k-state.edu. For questions about International Education Week or including your event as part of the week's activities, please contact Mary K. Pyle at 785-532-5444 or mkpyle@k-state.edu.