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K-State Today

September 15, 2016

Nomination deadline approaching for the 2016 International Educator of the Year Award submissions

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

The Office of International Programs is accepting nominations for the 2016 International Educator of the Year award. Nominations are due 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 making 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.

"International education gives our students a cross-cultural understanding of our world and this award recognizes the successful efforts of the K-State community in promoting and developing international education," said Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost for international faculty collaborations and educational programs. "The 2016 international educator of the year award is a great benchmark and celebration for our K-State community."

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 award reception will take place during K-State's International Education Week 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 to include your event as part of the week's activities, please contact Mary K. Pyle at 785-532-5444 or mkpyle@k-state.edu.