WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nominations are being sought for the first Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year Award. President Emeritus Martin C. Jischke established the award to recognize a Purdue international student who has helped the University welcome and connect people of all cultures, says Michael Brzezinski, associate dean of International Programs and director of the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Faculty and staff have until Jan. 30 to nominate graduating seniors who have attained a minimum of a 3.0 graduation index. Nominees must be seniors set to graduate in May 2008 or August 2008. December 2007 graduates are also eligible.
Nominations will focus on the student’s scholarship, leadership, campus and community service, and character.
“Dr. Jischke wants this honor to be bestowed upon someone who is not only a high academic achiever, but who has also reached out to international students and promoted cultural understanding through volunteer service,” Brzezinski says.
A committee composed of students and representatives from the Office of International Students and Scholars will select the recipient, who will receive the award at the University Honors Convocation on April 13.
Nomination forms are available on the International Students and Scholars Web site, www.iss.purdue.edu/Resources/NominationForm.pdf. Letters of support may be included with the nomination.
Completed nomination forms and any accompanying documentation can be sent to Brezinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or via campus mail to Michael A. Brzezinski, ISS, SCHL.