OISS doesn’t always get as many opportunities as they would like to thank the people across the campus and community who help make their work possible — but the Globie Awards on Tuesday, April 16th, offered a chance to do just that.

Hosted on the third floor of the International Center, the Globie Awards is an OISS tradition now in its 7th year of recognizing outstanding service to international students and scholars at MSU.

Each year winners are chosen from the categories of student, staff, and community members, and they are celebrated at a reception where their stories of service are shared.

This year’s Globie winners are as follows:

Globie Winner Jessica Wright (Student Category) with Marietta L. Baba, Dean of the College of Social Science and Peter Briggs, Director of OISS
Globie Winner Jessica Wright (Student Category)

Student Jessica Wright, a senior in Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Health and Society. Jessica works in the Office of Study Abroad as a peer advisor, but has gone beyond her job duties in welcoming international exchange students, including planning an alternative spring break trip to Florida to serve two families whose homes had been damaged by recent hurricanes.

Globie Winner Josh Gillespie (Staff Category)
Globie Winner Josh Gillespie (Staff Category)

Staff member Joshua Gillespie, an Assistant Director in Residence Education and Housing Services. Joshua has combined his bountiful energy and absolute dedication in remarkable efforts to bring international and domestic students together through field trips around Michigan, Chicago and even to New York City.

Barbara Sawyer-Koch and Peter Briggs
Barbara Sawyer-Koch and Peter Briggs

Community member Barbara Sawyer-Koch has served the MSU community in various capacities. She is a former member of the MSU Board of Trustees who has devoted generously of her time in helping international students in ways big and small.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2013 Globie Awards a success! Please take the time to read the full citations below and view our slideshow. Photos taken by Dwi A. Yuliantoro.

Jessica Wright Citation

Joshua Gillespie Citation

Barbara Sawyer-Koch Citation