The Office of International and Border Programs will host an event to recognize the international engagement of NMSU faculty and staff on April 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the foyer of the new Dominici Hall.
During the event, NMSU Provost Dan Howard will announce two winners of this year’s Globalization Awards – one faculty winner, and another staff winner. While the award has occassionally been given to staff members, this year two distinct awards will be given in each category. Both Provost Howard and I believes it is critically important to recognize the invaluable day-to-day contributions that staff members make. In 2014 IBP first attached a $1,000 prize (international travel credit) to the award; this year that will be expanded to two $1,000 prizes.
The event will also feature recognitions for global engagement by the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Education.
Cornell H. Menking, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs, explains that this year’s event is part of an effort to raise the prestige and visibility of NMSU’s internationalization efforts. “We have an incredibly long and rich history of international engagement at this university. In our office hangs a plaque with the names of dozens of people upon whose shoulders our work rests. However, we believe we can do an even better job of celebrating and honoring these people’s incredible work. For this reason, we’re going to really try to raise the bar at this event. We want to fill the room with everyone who works to internationalize this university and be able to look around the room and say, ‘Wow, we really have some amazing things happening around the globe!'”
The event will include light Hors d’oeuvres and a few brief comments from Provost Howard and other university officials. The entire community is welcome, but a simple RSVP is requested.
How to Nominate Someone
Anyone can make a nomination. Nominations should include a letter, or letters, of recommendation, and contact information for both the nominator and nominee. Any additional supporting information is welcome. Those wishing to make nominations are asked to submit a nomination via email. or by regular mail to the Office of International and Border Programs, Garcia Annex, Rm. 246. Winners will be chosen by members of the International and Border Programs Advisory Council via an anonymous electronic voting process. Nominations are due March 30, 2015.