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K-State Today

November 12, 2019

College of Agriculture receives the 2019 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

International Education Week

The Office of International Programs will present the College of Agriculture with the 2019 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award as part of International Education Week, Nov. 15-22. 

Ernie Minton, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, will accept the award on behalf of the college at the 2019 International Education Awards Ceremony from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art UMB Theater. 

Given by the Office of International Programs' leadership team, this recognition is presented annually during the International Education Week celebration to recognize a Kansas State University department, unit or organization that has gone above and beyond to support international initiatives and/or serve a global student body in extraordinary ways.

"All the outstanding international work by the college — from the Feed the Future Labs, special programs like the one with ANGRAU India, and the Distinguished Australia Fulbright Chair to the growth in education abroad numbers of students and faculty-led trips especially the past two years — led the Office of International Programs leadership team to nominate and then confirm the College of Agriculture as the 2019 recipient," said Grant Chapman, associate provost Office of International Programs. 

The Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award was added in 2013 to honor additional globally engaged areas within the K-State community.

"The College of Agriculture has worked hard to create and provide multiple opportunities for faculty and students in their college to engage in international opportunities as well as successful grant writing that has secured very competitive Feed the Future USAID funding for labs and other prestigious incoming awards," said Marcellus Caldas, professor and Office of International Programs assistant provost of international faculty collaboration and educational programs.

During this event, Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber, Chapman and Caldas will give remarks and recognize each awardee: International Educator of the Year, International Innovative Educator of the Year and the Outstanding Support for International Initiatives.

Join us in celebrating the awardees on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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