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Achievements in International Education Celebrated

Expo Award Winners 2015

2015 Global award nominees, recipients, and their nominators pictured at the Global Engagement Exposition.

2015 Global Engagement Exposition Photo Album

The Global Engagement Exposition was hosted by the Office of International Affairs on April 14th, 2015 at the University Club. More than 100 faculty, staff, and students gathered to learn about NC State’s achievements in internationalization and to recognize global award nominees and recipients. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Warwick Arden presented awards to faculty and staff in three categories: Leadership in International Education, the Outstanding Global Engagement Award, and the Jackson Rigney International Service Award. The event also featured a poster session showcasing engagement in international research, teaching, and extension.


Recognition for Leadership in International Education

Recipients of this award were selected by Office of International Affairs units in three categories: Study Abroad, Student Success, and Outreach & Extension. The purpose is to honor and celebrate individuals who have made outstanding contributions towards the internationalization of NC State.

  • Study Abroad: Tara Micgiel | Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Student Success: Douglas Reeves | College of Engineering
  • Outreach & Extension: Mark Nance | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Outstanding Global Engagement Award

To encourage and recognize outstanding accomplishment in globally engaged teaching, research, extension, and/or engagement and economic development. Nominees have a well-established and ongoing record of international activities while working at NC State, going above and beyond regular job responsibilities. Award recipients were selected by the International Operations Council.

Award Recipients:

  • Helmut Hergeth | College of Textiles
  • James Kiwanuka-Tondo | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ruie Pritchard | College of Education


  • Fikret Isik | College of Natural Resources
  • Jonathan Kramer | Division of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Ann Ross | College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Rudolf Seracino | College of Engineering
  • Anita Vila-Parrish | College of Engineering
  • Kay & Leo Villa Garcia | College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Jackson Rigney International Service Award

To recognize the distinguished contributions of a faculty or staff member for the promotion of international understanding and service to the university and/or to the international community over the course of their career. The award honors the late Dr. Rigney, an agronomist who served NC State for 40 years bringing a global perspective to his life and work which serves as a model for those who seek to promote international education. Award recipient was selected by the Committee on International Programs.

Award Recipient:

  • Art Rice | College of Design


  • Kevin Anderson, Maria Correa, and Mike Levy | College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Building a collaborative ruminant research and exchange program for students and faculty with partner institutions in Costa Rica.
  • Nelson Vinueza Benitez | College of Textiles
    • Building Academic Relationship between NC State College of Textiles and Ecuador’s Yachay University
  • Michael Edwards and Jason Bocarro | College of Natural Resources
    • Building Collaborative Networks for Sport-for-Development Scholarship in the Western Cape of South Africa
  • James Kiwanuka-Tondo | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Africa International Communication Engagement Activities
  • Cecilia Mouat, Kathleen Reader, and Chandra Cox | College of Design
    • Sustainable Design: Exploring opportunities for collaborative research and study abroad in Chile