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K-State Today

September 15, 2023

Nominations open for K-State International Educator of the Year award

Submitted by Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs announces the 2023 K-State International Educator of the Year award nomination process. The nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30. 

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

"The 2023 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 many years of faculty and staff commitment to elevating international awareness and highlights those implementing global education and exchange."

The provost's office and Office of International Programs will announce the award during International Education Week, celebrated this year from Nov. 8-17. The award includes a $1,000 honorarium will be formally presented to the 2023 recipient during the spring 2024 All-University Awards Ceremony.

The International Educator of the Year award announcement is a big part of K-State's International Education Week. The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the 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 United States.

Questions about the award nomination process can be directed to Caldas at caldasma@k-state.edu. Questions about International Education Week can be sent to oip@k-state.edu

To include your college, department or unit event in the 2023 International Education Week activities, please contact bjlippma@k-state.edu