The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.
The Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization is granted to a limited number of institutions each year—usually no more than five. In addition, NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to no more than three institutions that highlight innovation and creativity in a specific area of internationalization, rather than for comprehensive work across all aspects of the college/university.
2015 Simon Award Winners
The following institutions are the five recipients of the 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and three recipients of the 2015 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award.
The 2015 Simon Award winners will be recognized at a November 2015 ceremony in Washington, D.C., and profiled in the 2015 edition of Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities. This NAFSA report annually showcases the Simon Award winners’ outstanding and innovative work. NAFSA distributes this report widely to campuses throughout the United States every year.
The NAFSA selection committee for the 2015 awards includes:
- Joseph Rogers, Chair (College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University)
- Barry Bannister (Green River Community College)
- Kelechi Kalu (The Ohio State University)
- Neal McCrillis (Columbus State University)
- Joanna Regulska (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)