Global Vision Awards Ceremony for 2018
One of the most anticipated activities of Texas Tech's International Week, hosted by the Office of International Affairs, is the Global Vision Awards Ceremony which celebrates and recognizes colleagues across the campus who advance the internationalization of our university and our community. The Global Vision Awards Ceremony for 2018 will take place in the Auditorium of the International Cultural Center at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 20th. This year boasted an impressive set of nominees from which the finalists were selected. The Global Vision Awards will be presented by President Lawrence Schovanec, Provost Michael Galyean and Vice Provost for International Affairs Sukant Misra. In celebration and recognition of their commitment to the internationalization efforts of Texas Tech University, all our finalists will receive an award of recognition and a cash prize made possible by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We hope you will join us to honor the faculty and staff who advance the research, the cultural experience, and the global recognition of Texas Tech University.
The finalists for the 2018 Global Vision Awards are:
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Professor Janice Killian, School of Music and Professor Jorge Ramirez, Texas Tech School of Law
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Andrew Buchok, Wind Energy Education Program, and Professor Kuhn Park, College of Architecture
- Campus Internationalization Award – College of Human Sciences and International Center for Food Industry Excellence
- Global Engagement Community Award – Professor Mary Murimi, College of Human Sciences, and Dr. Idris Traylor
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Professor Rich Rice, English Department, and Professor Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, College of Human Sciences
- Graduate Student International Research Award – Alejandra Ramirez-Hernandez, Dani Vaughn and Margaret Vugrin
This year's Global Vision Awards will also include a dinner and a distinguished keynote speaker, Dr. Gil Latz, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs for Indiana University-Purdue University whose commitment to the internationalization of higher education is well known. Dr. Latz will be the inaugural recipient of the Global Citizen Award which is presented by Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs to a distinguished individual who has made significant contribution toward internationalization of higher education.
In addition, the Office of International Affairs will announce a new scholarship, which has been made possible through the generous support of our partners across the campus. The Global Academic Achievement Scholarship which will be awarded by the Office of International Affairs to promising, newly admitted international students who show the potential to succeed at Texas Tech. The Scholarship is our way of rewarding and recruiting undergraduate students from across the globe who have demonstrated exemplary focus and hard work in their academic endeavors and have been accepted into degree programs across the colleges of Texas Tech University.