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Distinguished Service to International Education Award

The Distinguished Service to International Education Award is presented to a member of the UM community who has achieved an outstanding record of distinguished service to international education at UM.  The Award comes with a $1,500 prize.


Who is eligible:
Any member of the UM community.

Factors considered in the award process include:

  • promotion of international curriculum and awareness.
  • assistance to foreign students and scholars.
  • international program development.
  • promotion of overseas educational experiences among members of the UM campus community.
  • distinguished work in international development.
  • outstanding international scholarship.
  • teaching.

Who may nominate:
Any individual, group or organization within the UM community.

Nomination requirements:

  • completed nomination form.
  • no more than three letters of reference.
Send nominations and documentation to:
Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry
International Programs
International Center

Final selection is by UM's International Committee.

2014 Winner

Elizabeth Ametsbichler
Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Previous recipients include Leonid Kalachev, Don Bedunah, Wayne Freimund, Lynne Koester, Aaron Andreason, Marc Hendrix, and Perry Brown.