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K-State Today

August 30, 2021

Nominations now open for 2021 K-State International Educator of the Year Award

Submitted by Grant Chapman

The Office of International Programs announces the K-State International Educator of the Year award nomination process for 2021. The nominations for International Educator of the Year are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

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 are recognized for major contributions and sustained commitment to internationalizing our campus.

"The 2021 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 highlight those implementing global education and exchange."

The Office of the Provost and Office of International Programs will announce the winner and present the honoree with the $1,000 award as the 2021 International Educator of the Year during International Education Week #KStateIEW2021 in November.

The International Educator of the Year award announcement is a big part of K-State's International Education Week — #KStateIEW2021 — and will be celebrated this year from Nov. 5-18. The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of Education and 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.

Contact Caldas at caldasma@k-state.edu with any questions about the award nomination process. Questions about International Education Week and about including your event as part of the week's activities can go to oip@k-state.edu