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Global Awards

NC State Global recognizes NC State faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the university or the world in international research, scholarship or service.

Heidi Hobbs, Interim Vice Provost Office of Global Engagement

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Faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to global engagement at NC State are eligible to be nominated for two different global award categories; the Jackson Rigney International Service Award and the Outstanding Global Engagement Award. The awards aim to laud individuals at NC State who are making a difference in internationalization. NC State Global coordinates the efforts with our advisory committees to select deserving awardees every spring semester.

Nominees for the Outstanding Global Engagement Award and Jackson Rigney International Service Award will be recognized at the annual Global Engagement Exposition, featuring an awards ceremony, poster session, networking and lunch.

Award Comparison

AwardJackson Rigney International Service AwardOutstanding Global Engagement Award
PurposeRecognition of service to NC state or the world, over the course of the individual’s career.Recognition of scholarship at NC State (teaching, research, extension, engagement, or economic development).
EligibilityOpen to faculty and EHRA professionals. Must be employed at NC State for minimum of 5 years at time of nomination.Open to faculty and EHRA professionals. No requirement for minimum years of employment at NC State.
Sponsorship & SelectionUniversity Standing Committee on International ProgramsInternational Operations Council
Number of Awards Given1Up to 5


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