Excellence in Global Education Awards

2017-18 Excellence in Global Education Awards

Nomination deadline is March 15, 2018.

A reception to announce the winners and celebrate will be held on April 5, 2018.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Chris McGrew (chris.mcgrew@indstate.edu) or Valerie Fry (valerie.fry@indstate.edu​).


The Excellence in Global Education Awards are a celebration and recognition of the students, staff, and faculty at Indiana State University who have made bringing the world to our community a priority. The world has gotten smaller as technology links us together in many ways. An important role for us at ISU is to issue an appealing invitation to engage in the world. Our international student population stays strong here at ISU. Our faculty provides travel opportunities to students as part of their course work, and the number of students taking advantage of study abroad continues to grow. None of this happens without the dedication and hard work of people committed to excellence in global education. Every year the Center for Global Engagement recognizes a number of individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the promotion of international education and exchange and to the support of international students at Indiana State University.


Student Global Scholar and Citizenship Award:  The Student Global Scholar and Citizenship award is presented to ISU students that recognizes cumulative superior academic achievement and involvement in campus and community international activities that work toward their respective betterment. 

Community Engagement Award:  The Community Engagement award recognizes outstanding work by an international student at ISU that promotes and/or strengthens the partnership between ISU and its community, enhances ISU and international students’ reputation in the community by creating and/or coordinating high-quality engagement initiatives, contributes to the development and sustainability of partnerships with the local community, and fosters a deep culture of engagement on campus. 

Study Abroad Scholar Award:  The Study Abroad Scholar Award is granted to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to global citizenship through participation in an ISU-sponsored study abroad program.  He/She has shared with the campus community the importance of global awareness by speaking to classes, at events and/or by a sustained involvement in international activities following return. 

International Student Organization Award:  The International Student Organization Award is given to a student organization registered with the Student Government Association at Indiana State University that has demonstrated excellence in promoting cross-cultural awareness and community service on campus and/or in the community during the academic year.

Faculty International Recognition Award:  The Faculty International Recognition Award is presented to a faculty member at Indiana State University who has demonstrated excellence in promoting international education on campus or the community through teaching, research, and/or service.

Past Felicitated Recepients