Make a Nomination
The International Achievement Awards allow Kennesaw State faculty and staff the opportunity
to formally recognize individuals that have made significant contributions towards
itnernationalizing the University and who embody the spirit of intercultural cooperation
that is so critical to Kennesaw State's mission.
Below you will find information about each award and how to make a nomination.
Nominations for the 2019 International Achievement Awards are now closed. The DGA
will be accepting nominations again in early 2020.
Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Alumni Award for Exceptional Humanitarian
and Service Achievement
This award recognizes alumni who are highly distinguished in their profession and
have made outstanding contributions to government, humanity, science, art, or human
welfare. The recipient exemplifies the strength of their education at Kennesaw State
University through dedicated international service which demonstrates the highest
ideals of dedication to the welfare of communities outside of the United States.
Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement
The Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement recognizes and honors
a member of the full-time teaching faculty who has demonstrated excellence in teaching,
research and creative activity, and professional service which embodies culturally
diverse and pluralistic global perspectives; and effective and innovative teaching
practices focused on preparing students to be responsible global leaders. The award
highlights the importance of the international dimensions of the recipient’s contributions
to his/her discipline or subject matter.
Kennesaw State University Global Public Service PrizeThe GPS Prize is awarded in honor of an international figure that has made important
contributions to public service in this country/region. This award is an annual recognition
and commitment of support for international academic exchange between Kennesaw State
University and the country/region for the Year of annual country study program.
Division of Global Affairs Distinguished International Community Partner AwardThis award recognizes a local or international partner that has worked with Kennesaw
State to establish a sustained project or initiative demonstrating outstanding achievement
in and commitment to international outreach and engagement.
Emerson Scholarship for the Advancement of International EducationThe purpose of the Emerson Award is to provide financial assistance to support students
who desire to participate in a Division of Global Affairs education abroad program,
specifically one that includes a formal service -learning or community engagement
component. Recipients will receive $2000 that will be applied towards the fees associated
with the education abroad program.