Global Vision Awards
The Global Vision Awards is a recognition to Texas Tech faculty and staff who have undertaken extraordinary efforts to expand our global engagement and the university's global image. Established in 2003, the awards show appreciation for each winner's generosity and continued support of Texas Tech's work to become more globally connected. This event generally occurs in April. With the support of offices and the colleges across the University, we have offered more than 50 Global Academic Achievement Scholarships.
Global Vision Award Categories
Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award
The Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the internationalization of Texas Tech through his or her many years of leadership in promoting international scholarship and teaching.
Student International Research Award
The Student International Research Award recognizes international scholarship by a graduate student and is based on the annual Graduate School poster competition. This award is not part of the Review Committee's responsibility.
Global Engagement Community Award
The Global Engagement Award recognizes an individual or group that has made significant contributions to international understanding and engagement in the greater Lubbock community.
Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award
The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award recognizes the development and implementation of study abroad programs that support Texas Tech's commitment to providing high-quality international education opportunities.
Faculty International Scholarship Award
The award recognizes a tenure-track faculty member for excellence and sustained international scholarship.
Campus Internationalization Award
The Campus Internationalization Award recognizes a college, department or office within the Texas Tech University System that has made significant contributions toward internationalization.
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. John Barkdull, Global Studies
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award - Dr. Eric Fried, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Campus Internationalization Award – TTU K-12
- Global Engagement Community Award – Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archives, and the Institute for Peace & Conflict
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Dr. Tigga Kingston, College of Arts & Sciences
- Global Citizen Award - Dr. William Brustein
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award - Tibor Nagy
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award - Dr. Carole Edwards, Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
- Campus Internationalization Award – Edward E. Whitaker, Jr. College of Engineering
- Global Engagement Community Award – Dr. Mark Charney, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Dr. Joe Hodes, Honors College
- Student International Research Award – Shan Wong
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Kishore Mehta
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Dr. Deborah Fowler, College of Human Sciences
- Campus Internationalization Award – College of Architecture
- Global Engagement Community Award – Dr. Stephanie Shine, College of Human Sciences
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Dr. Gad Perry, College of Agricultural Science & Natural Resources
- Student International Research Award – Hyunjung Lee
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Jorge A. Ramirez, Law School
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Dr. Kuhn Park, College of Architecture
- Campus Internationalization Award – College of Human Sciences
- Global Engagement Community Award – Dr. Idris Traylor
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
- Student International Research Award – Danielle Vaughn and Margaret Vugrin
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Michael San Francisco, Honors College
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Dr. Idoia Elola, CMLL
- Campus Internationalization Award – Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
- Global Engagement Community Award – Jose S. Ramirez Elementary School, LISD International Baccalaureate World School
- Faculty International Scholarship Award – Dr. Michael Farmer, Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Student International Research Award – Keelyn Hanlon, Graduate Student in Department of Animal and Food Sciences
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Gary Elbow
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Dr. Comfort Pratt
- Campus Internationalization Award – The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
- Global Engagement Community Award – The Museum of Texas Tech University
- Faculty International Scholarship Award - Dr. Yuan Shu, English and Comparative Literature
- Texas Tech International Alumni Award – Mr. James Young, Founder and CEO of Food Concepts International/Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants
- Student International Research Award – Keelyn Hanlon, Graduate Student in Department of Animal and Food Sciences
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. John Masselli
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – Dr. Linda Donahue, Department of Theater and Dance
- Campus Internationalization Award – The Whitacre College of Engineering
- Global Engagement Community Award - Breedlove Foods, Inc.
- Faculty International Scholarship Award (first year for this award) - Dr. Paul Paré, Chemistry and Dr. David Weindorf, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
- Texas Tech International Alumni Award – Dr. Rogelio Carrera, Faculty Member in Mexico
- Student International Research Award – Cristina Rios-Blanco, Doctoral Student in Biology
- Global Vision Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Norman Hopper
- The Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award – The Whitacre College of Engineering
- Study Abroad Awards – Dr. Carole Edwards, John Billing, Catherine Massengale
- TTU Staff Contribution Award – Financial Aid Office
- True Grit Award – Dr. Lorum Stratton
- Global Outreach Award – The College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Campus Internationalization Award – TTU Graduate School
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
- 2003 - Dr. Lorum Stratton
- 2004 - Dr. Frederick Suppe
- 2005 - Joseph Aranha
- 2006 - Dr. Michael Shonrock
- 2007 - Dr. John Barkdull
- 2008 - Andrew Vernooy, Dean
- 2009 - Dr. Bob Smith, Provost
- 2010 - Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
- 2011 – Dr. Christopher Smith
- 2012 - Dr. Norman Hopper
- 2015 - Dr. John Masselli
Global Citizen Award
Global Citizen Award 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.
2021- Dr. Peter McPherson
Gil Latz is a leading expert on curricular internationalization and has extensive experience advancing international education, research, and engagement at institutions of higher education. He serves as Ohio State's senior international officer and his work is dedicated to fully integrating international and cross-cultural experiences within the academic units and expanding and enhancing the university's global reach. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Latz served as associate vice chancellor for international affairs and professor of geography at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and associate vice president for international affairs and affiliated philanthropic studies faculty member at Indiana University. He also was affiliated with Portland State University for 28 years where he held faculty positions in geography and international studies and served as vice provost for international affairs for nine years.
Latz's national leadership includes service as senior associate for internationalization, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education; president, Association of International Education Administrators; and the executive committee, Association of International Education Administrators.
Latz has published widely on internationalization, diversity, community engagement and global learning for all – and how these areas intersect – as well as the internationalization of higher education in the United States and Asia. He earned his PhD and master's degrees in geography from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree in religion and English literature from Occidental College, Los Angeles. (Bio prepared in 2022.)
2019- Dr. Montague Demment
Montague W. Demment (Tag) is Vice President for International Programs at APLU, former Director of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program, a program funded by USAID that was focused on research and capacity development, and Professor Emeritus of ecology at the University of California, Davis. In his position at APLU he leads APLU's international programs, has been involved in advocacy for higher education support to developing countries, been instrumental in the creation of APLU's Africa-US Higher Education Initiative and organized the process by which the research community provided input to the USAID's Feed The Future research strategy. Demment has conducted research on nutritional ecology of herbivores and nutrition of children in developing countries. He is past president of AIARD (Association for Agriculture and Rural Development) and chaired then NASULGC's International Agriculture Coordinating Committee that advocates for international issues in agriculture. Demment served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. Demment earned his B.A. from Harvard and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Zoology and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in animal nutrition at Cornell. (Bio prepared in 2019.)
2018- Dr. Gil Latz
Peter McPherson is president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the nation's oldest higher education association comprised of public research universities, land-grant institutions and state university systems. He is the founding co-chair of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, chair of HarvestPlus and former chair of Dow Jones and Company. McPherson also recently chaired a commission created by Congress to increase the number of students who study abroad.
From 1993 to 2004, McPherson served as president of Michigan State University (MSU) where he helped to create the nation's largest international undergraduate study program. In 2003, he served as the director of economic policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq, working with the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the banks of the country to reform the Iraqi monetary system.
Prior to leading MSU, McPherson held senior executive positions with Bank of America and served as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, focusing on trade, tax and international issues. As administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), McPherson led the U.S. response to the famine in Africa. During that time he also chaired the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Other positions McPherson has held include partner in an Ohio law firm, general counsel for the Reagan-Bush transition team, special assistant to President Gerald Ford and international taxation specialist at the Internal Revenue Service.
McPherson has received the U. S. Presidential Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, the Secretary of State's Distinguished Leadership Award, the Department of Treasury's Alexander Hamilton Award, the UNICEF award for “outstanding contribution to child survival,” the 1983 Humanitarian of the Year award from the American Lebanese League and the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award in 1998. (Bio prepared in 2021.)