2012 Spirit of Internationalization Award winners announced

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) announced Thursday (March 8) the winners of the 2012 Spirit of Internationalization Awards.

These annual awards honor women from Penn State University and the local community who embody the "Spirit of Internationalization" through academic achievements, artistic excellence, volunteerism in international organizations, or dedication to advancing the status of women.

The awards coincide with International Women’s Day (officially observed on March 8), which is celebrated worldwide to bring attention to global women’s issues.

The 2011 Spirit of Internationalization Award winners are:
· Talat Azhar – associate director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
· Linda Caldwell – professor of recreation, park and tourism management & human development and family studies
· Josephine Carubia – president of Global Connections’ Board of Directors
· Paola (Giuli) Dussias – associate professor of Spanish, linguistics and psychology
· Emily King – undergraduate senior majoring in economics, international studies, and Spanish
· Marilyn McPheron – former study abroad coordinator in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Office of International Programs (retired)

This year’s Spirit of Internationalization selection committee included representatives of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Centre County League of Women Voters, Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), Global Connections, and UOGP. An International Women's Day Breakfast was held this morning (March 13) to honor the recipients.

 

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Last Updated March 14, 2012