NAFSA marked the 15th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW) by honoring the 2014 recipients of its prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization with a lively panel discussion and memorable award reception in Washington, D.C.
The event brought together representatives from Columbus State University; North Carolina State University; The Ohio State University; and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to recognize their strategic approaches to campus internationalization. Albion College, George Mason University, and the University of Texas-Austin were recognized for their innovative international programs.
The ceremony began with a presidential panel with presidents and chancellors from four of the seven winning institutions: President Mauri Ditzler of Albion College, President Ángel Cabrera of George Mason University, Chancellor Randy Woodson of North Carolina State University, and President Michael Drake of The Ohio State University. The award winners detailed their successful approaches to campus internationalization and described what makes their institutions excel in international education.
“We are proud to present NAFSA’s 2014 Simon Awards to these colleges and universities for their comprehensive commitment and remarkable achievements in brining global education opportunities to their students,” said NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson. “They are excellent models for how higher education across the country can and must innovate to prepare our students for the global economy we live in today.”
Chancellor Randy Woodson of North Carolina State University, President Mauri Ditzler of Albion College, and William Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs at The Ohio State University, discuss their award-winning approaches to campus internationalization.