On Wednesday, April 22nd, OISS hosted its 12th annual Globie Awards to recognize and celebrate the unsung heroes of internationalization in our community. This year, we hosted our ceremony at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. We had a great audience to recognize the winners, and our celebration ended with a jazzy performance from Desmond Jones!

This year, we awarded three Globies to outstanding examples of internationalization on MSU’s campus. In collaboration with CELTA, we produced short videos to recognize our winners.

Pam Sievers – As a dedicated volunteer for CVIP, Pam Sievers has helped so many international students feel like welcomed and valued members of our community. Her work with the International Friendship program has connected local residents with international students. The bonds formed from this program make international students feel like they are at home here in East Lansing.

Bristol Day – Bristol Day’s contributions to MSU’s international student community have not gone unnoticed. She was nominated by 9 different people across campus commending her for work to create programming for international students in the residence halls. Bristol has spearheaded incredibly successful programs like the Chinese New Year celebration and helped make McDonel Hall a haven for international students on campus.

Muslim Students’ Association – The Muslim Students’ Association’s work to help feed homeless individuals in downtown Lansing has helped to create community ties and breakdown stereotypes with compassion and respect. This is what the Globies are all about.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the event and all those who advocate on behalf of international students!