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Distinguished Global Alumni Award

Accepting nominations until February 23, 2024. NC State honors former international students who have used their education to distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements.

Rafael Rubilar, 2024 Distinguished Global Alumni Award
Rafael Rubilar, 2024 Distinguished Global Alumni Award

2024 Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Global Alumni Award are now open.

This award is administered by the Office of Global Engagement. The purpose is to honor alumni who were international students while here at NC State and have used their education to distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements. 

Distinguished accomplishments may include helping to solve a global problem, contributing important new knowledge to their field, supporting the professional development of young people, achieving success in industry or innovation, or in other ways bringing distinction to themselves and NC State.  


  • Received a degree from NC State
  • Was an international student while at NC State
  • May currently live in the US or in another country
  • Priority will be given to alumni who have continued their connections to NC State after graduation.
    • Examples may include collaboration with current faculty or students, participation in a regional alumni club, or encouraging new students to attend NC State. 
  • Alumni who are current NC State employees are not eligible for this award, but instead should be nominated for the Outstanding Global Engagement Award or the Jackson Rigney International Service Award.
  • Nominators may include NC State alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. Self-nominations are also accepted.


  • Deadline for Nominations: February 23, 2024
  • Award announcement & ceremony: April 17, 2024
  • Both nominees and award recipients will be honored in the Alumni and Friends newsletter as well as through social media coverage.

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Past Recipients