Illinois International is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 International Achievement Awards.
In 2000, a gift from Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth established an award that recognizes the exceptional achievement of an international Illinois graduate. The Sheths envisioned an award that would showcase the university’s significant international reach. The campus has built on this vision by creating several additional awards. First, the Office of the Provost instituted a faculty award for distinguished international achievement. Then, in 2005, the Office of the Associate Provost for International Affairs created three new awards. The first recognizes international achievement by a young alum doing humanitarian work and was later endowed by Professor Emeritus Charles C. Stewart in 2007. The second recognizes international achievement or service by a university graduate student and the third award was created as a companion to the graduate award for undergraduate international service or achievement.
These five different awards provide us with a remarkable opportunity to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship and we hope you will consider nominating a colleague or friend for an award. Submitting a nomination is simple and can be completed online via our website at go.illinois.edu/intlachievementawards. Nominations will be accepted through June 1, 2019.
Save the date for International Week 2019!
International Week will take place from November 10-16. At Illinois, International Week celebrates the broad impact of international education, cultural exchange, and scholarship uniquely experienced on our campus and within our local community. Numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events co-hosted by student groups, centers, colleges, units, and local partners, will be open to the public.
Questions about how to nominate an individual for an International Achievement Award may be directed to Marta Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org.