Two sister units within International Programs honored members of Purdue Polytechnic’s Office of Globalization with awards on Tuesday, April 16. Misty Clugh, administrative assistant, was given the Outstanding ISS Liaison Award by the International Students and Scholars office, and Robert Cox, senior associate dean, was presented with the Vision Award by the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR).
“These awards represent how much Misty and Prof. Cox are valued by International Programs,” said Kris Acheson-Clair, director of CILMAR. “We appreciate their drive to maintain a strong cross-campus partnership with our office, stay current on our processes and procedures, and add constructive feedback that helps propel the work of our office forward. Besides continually counting on them, we enjoy working with them.”
The Polytechnic’s Office of Globalization is responsible for developing engaging and academically relevant study-abroad programs. They manage nearly three dozen international excursions that include more than a dozen different countries, ranging in duration from a week to an entire semester.
International Programs is comprised of three units: International Students and Scholars, the Office of Programs for Study Abroad and the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research. The three units work together to provide services and support to international clientele and various University departments and offices, to oversee Purdue’s study-abroad efforts, and to incorporate intercultural learning into both the academic classroom and education abroad experience.