Awards, Honors

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders AwardAssociation of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Washington DC, 2016

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning” (AAC&U website). My university nominated me for this award in recognition of my teaching, leadership, and service as a graduate student and a story has been published by my College. I was one of the ten winners of the year 2016, nationwide. Here is a page where past winners of the award have shared some inspiring thoughts and here is a list of awardees of 2016.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 2016

The Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes a graduate or professional student that has made outstanding contributions in leadership or service. The annual Impact Awards ceremony recognizes and celebrates the dedicated efforts of students, faculty, businesses, and community nonprofit agencies who demonstrated a commitment to leadership and service in the past year” (University of Florida Center for Leadership and Service). 

Certificate of Outstanding Merit, University of Florida, College of Education & International Center, 2015

Certificate of Outstanding Merit is given to students meritorious international students during an annual ceremony organized jointly by the University of Florida International Center together with the respective departments of selected students.

 Editor’s Choice Award, Journal of International Students, 2014

Editor’s Choice Award recognizes the editorial excellence demonstrated demonstrated by reviewers of the Journal of International Students throughout the year. 

 Presidential Service Award, University of Florida’s Center for Leadership and Service, 2014

The Presidential Service Award recognizes students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community. This awards are given the by President of the University of Florida

Multicultural Student Award, University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education, 2014

University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education recognize student leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds for actively supporting and promoting diversity and multiculturalism by providing quality programs to residents, and significantly contributing to the campus community beyond their housing responsibilities to facilitate multicultural understanding and appreciation for diversity through a combination of programming, student interaction, leadership within the University community and scholastic endeavors.

International Honorary for Leaders in University Apartments Communities,  University of Florida, 2013

The International Honorary for Leaders in University Apartment Communities (IHLUAC) is a organization that recognizes the valuable accomplishments of residents living in university apartment communities. IHLUAC acknowledges residents who have made outstanding contributions to the apartment community through service, leadership, community development, and a positive attitude toward other residents.

Graduate School Fellowship in Higher Education Administration, University of Florida, Graduate School, 2012 – 2016

The Graduate School Fellowship (GSF) Awards program represents the most prestigious graduate student award provided by the Graduate School. This award is provided to PhD programs as well as MFA programs to recruit the most qualified students to pursue graduate-level study and research at the University of Florida. These awards support new students in all graduate programs awarding a Ph.D. or MFA” (UF Graduate School).

Fulbright Scholarship, The Foreign Fulbright Student Program, 2010 – 2012

Selected by the Fulbright Program for a two-years’ masters in higher education management at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies.

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