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For information on nominating people for Global Citizen awards see: http://www.colorado.edu/OIE/GlobalCitizenAwards.html
Global Citizen Awards
The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to honor CU's Global Citizens for their outstanding contributions to international understanding.
Through her dedication and effort, Dr. Julie Yun, Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, has achieved excellence in global citizenship. Dr. Yun has been a member of the staff of CU-Boulder for eleven years - at Wardenburg Health Center, in the Office of Victim Assistance, in the Center for Multicultural Affairs and, currently, in Counseling and Psychological Services. During her time here, Julie has made it her mission to foster mutual understanding among people of diverse backgrounds and to advocate for international student issues. Julie demonstrates a profound understanding of individuals with their unique backgrounds and situations. She makes people feel comfortable and understood. Other professionals seek her guidance, and Julie is respected as a wise, compassionate expert on cross-cultural matters and issues involved with students of concern. She has served on many panels, task forces, and committees, going way beyond her job description in her efforts. Examples include service on the International Student Task Force, on the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, in the Office of Discrimination and Harassment Resource Group, and in the Pan Asian Faculty Staff Association. Departments and offices from the Department of Ethnic Studies to the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Office of International Education have sought her counsel. She has shared her ideas and helped develop policies that benefit many student populations, including study abroad and international students. CU-Boulder has clearly benefitted from Julie’s dedication as an extraordinary Global Citizen.
Waqas Qazi, Ph.D. candidate in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, came to the University of Colorado Boulder from Pakistan in August 2008 with a Fulbright scholarship. While here, he has actively worked toward creating understanding among various cultures and people at CU. When he first arrived, Waqas joined the International Festival Committee (IFC), a group of talented students from many parts of the world who plan the annual International Festival. Waqas served for two years as the Chair of the Publicity Sub-committee. During the third year, he served as Co-Chair of the IFC and led the group in a fair, level-headed and self-assured way. Over the past three years, Waqas has also volunteered to help with three Fulbright Gateway orientations that the Office of International Education has conducted, during which he shared the knowledge he gained about being a doctoral student in the U.S. with new Fulbright grantees. In addition, Waqas has also assisted with numerous 'Welcome' sessions for new international students. Waqas has served as an ambassador of his country by serving on panels where he has spoken with people inside the campus community and in the broader Boulder community. He is eager to share his culture and also to learn about the cultures of others. In addition to all his cross-cultural accomplishments, Waqas has dedicated many hours to his Ph.D. program. He is an excellent global citizen with a bright future in our globally-connected world.
As an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder, Marissa Sieck has participated in a wide variety of international activities. She participated in the SIT Study Abroad Program in Nicaragua and in the SIT Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Community Development Program in Chile. In Nicaragua, Marissa conducted an independent study project at the Center for Understanding Nature in Nicaragua, which is the largest nature reserve in Central America. There, she led jungle hikes with children to educate them on the history of the forest, flora and fauna and on medicinal plants, and she ran a massage clinic through a cooperative. In Chile, Marissa conducted original fieldwork research on the role of women in social movements in the region of Aysen in the far south of Chile. Here in Colorado, she has worked with the Outdoor program at CU, volunteered in Denver at the Museo de las America, and has been working with the Colorado African Organization. Marissa has impressive linguistic, ethical, theoretical and methodological knowledge enabling her to research effectively issues related to social movements and gender in an intercultural context. Through her international/domestic experiences, and dedication to understanding of other cultures, Marrissa has come to exemplify the core values necessary to be considered a true ‘Global Citizen’.
Champions of International Education Awards
The Champions of International are selected by CU study abroad and international students as people who have been especially supportive in the students' international endeavors.
Dr. Caroline S. Conzelman (chosen by study abroad students)
Norman Skarstad (chosen by international students)
Dr. Susan Hallstead (chosen by study abroad students)
Dr. Timothy X. Brown (chosen by international students)
Rosann Romano (chosen by study abroad students)
Thomas Schwengler (chosen by international students)
Sarah Rogers (chosen by study abroad students)
Elizabeth Golder (chosen by international students)
Dr. Wayne Ambler (chosen by study abroad students)
Jose Santos (chosen by international students)
Dr. Michael Palmer (chosen by study abroad students)
Adam Sadoff (chosen by international students)
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