2014 Global Engagement Award Recipients Announced

Georgia State recently named five international award winners during the university’s International Honorary Reception held during International Education Week (November 17 – 21).

Dr. Kim Reimann, associate professor of political science, received the university’s Faculty Award for Global Engagement.  Dr. Reimann also serves as the director of the university’s Asian Studies Center, which promotes education, research, and international exchange related to Asia, as well as offers an Asian Studies major program.  She earned her PhD at Harvard University.

Dr. Maggie Tolan, director of the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Career Services in the School of Public Health, was awarded the university’s Staff Award for Global Engagement.

Mr. Tianyu (Mark) Ye, doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the International Student of the Year award.

Additionally, Ms. Gina Granauro, an undergraduate student in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, received the Study Abroad Student of the Year award.

Both students were recognized for their efforts in inspiring global citizenship in others, making exemplary contributions to enrich the Georgia State campus culturally, and furthering international understanding.

International Honorary Reception

Dr. Risa Palm (left), Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Jun Liu (right), Associate Provost for International Initiatives, presented the inaugural International Achievement Award to Dr. Baotong Gu (center), the director of the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University and an associate professor of English.

The inaugural International Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Baotong Gu, the director of the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University and an associate professor of English.  Dr. Gu will be leaving the university’s Confucius Institute at the end of 2014, but will continue to serve as faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.  He has served as the director of the university’s Confucius Institute since its inception in 2010.

Georgia State recently celebrated over 20 international programming events for International Education Week, a federally supported initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

For photos from the 2014 International Honorary Reception, please visit the Office of International Initiatives’ Flickr album.

The Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University is responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, student and scholar services, and study abroad programs.