The Center for International Affairs announced the winners of the 2019 Global Citizen Awards and the Study Abroad Photo Contest last month at the International Achievement Luncheon, which celebrates Case Western Reserve University’s internationalization and student accomplishments.
2019 Global Citizen Awards
The Global Citizen Awards recognize students, organizations and campus offices that enhance the international student experience, promote a sense of community at Case Western Reserve University and exemplify the university’s values of inclusion and diversity.
Laurie D. Zelman International Undergraduate Student: Yuliang “Bill” Ding
The Laurie D. Zelman International Undergraduate Student award is presented to a student who helps create an inclusive community, encourages understanding among people of different cultures, is involved in positive work on campus, and helps others achieve their potential.
Unsung Champion Award: J. Sebastian Garcia Medina
The award for Unsung Champion is presented to a student who has been involved on campus but has not necessarily held formal leadership positions. It honors a person who rarely receives recognition for his or her work “behind the scenes” to enhance the international student experience and sense of community on campus.
Outstanding Student Organization: Undergraduate Student Government
The Outstanding Student Organization award goes to a university-recognized group that has gone above and beyond a focus on its own membership to create a positive campus environment.
Spirit of Service Award: Geneva Magsino
The Spirit of Service Award honors a student who has served the campus community with vigor, devotion and an unshakable positive attitude.
The Outstanding Partner in Collaboration Award: The Alumni Association of CWRU
The Outstanding Partner in Collaboration goes to a campus partner that has successfully worked with the Center for International Affairs to sponsor or host an event or program that has benefited the international student community and internationalization efforts.
Elise Lindsay International Graduate Student: Mohammad Islam
The Elise Lindsay International Graduate Student award recognizes a student who has exemplified talent, perseverance, courage and a desire to make the world a better place through inclusion, research, teaching, care for others, or betterment of the university community.
Study Abroad Photo Contest
The Study Abroad Photo Contest provides CWRU students who have studied abroad a chance to share their experience through captivating images captured during their program.
The following students were honored for their photos (shown above in the photo gallery):
- Landscapes, Buildings and Bridges: Michael Nguyen
- The World is Your Classroom: Cindy Wu
- Cultural Selfie: Gabrielle Watson
- Most Likes on Facebook: Sophia Poppenberg
- General Category and Overall Winner: Nandita Kannapadi