Yesterday evening at the Corbett Auditorium, College of Education professors Dr. Candice Kaye was awarded the 2013 NMSU Globalization Award. The audience included Dr. Kaye’s husband, international and domestic students, and the Dean of the Graduate School.
The short program began with an introduction to the award by Cornell Menking, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs. Dr. Menking explained that the award has a long history dating back to 1996. Changes this year include making the award part of NMSU’s annual observation of International Education Week and attaching a $1,000 cash award (which Dr. Kaye said she would use, in part, to purchase additional pages for her passport!). The next speaker was the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Mike Morehead. Dr. Morehead spoke about Dr. Kaye’s many accomplishments and commitments to global education, in particular her work with the Mongolian State University of Education and the Beijing Normal School in China. Finally, Provost Dan Howard spoke about NMSU’s commitment to internationalization and how the work of people such as Dr. Kaye is a critical part of this “indispensable” component of a liberal education. The program ended with the presentation of a beautiful crystal trophy and a check for $1,000 from the Office of International and Border Programs.
Next year’s award will be open for nominations in the early Fall and the selection committee will include a newly reconstituted International and Border Programs Advisory Council.