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Awards and Honors

Annual Global Awards Presented

More than 100 faculty, staff and students attended the Office of International Affairs’ Global Engagement Exposition on Tuesday at the University Club to applaud the OIA’s annual global award nominees and recipients.

Provost Warwick Arden presented the 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 and 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 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