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Globie Awards

Each year, OISS is pleased to recognize members of the MSU community who make a special effort to serve international students and scholars. Winners of this award do more than what they are asked, go above and beyond what their positions may require, and make a strong personal impact on the international students and scholars they have helped. 


Everyone on the MSU campus and in the surrounding areas plays a role supporting international students and scholars and creating a welcoming community. 

OISS wants to recognize those who go above and beyond in serving international students in special ways. To learn these special stories, we need your help!

All nominators, and winners are invited to celebrate these local heroes at the Globie Awards Ceremony & Reception in the month of April. 

Nomination Process

The nomination form will ask you to consider the following questions in regards to the person you are nominating: 

  • How did you meet this person, and what are your main interactions with them? 
  • How does this person interact with international students and scholars? (for example, professionally in their job, or personally as a volunteer)
  • Share one specific story of how this person has helped and impacted the lives of international students and scholars at MSU. 

Check back for a nomination form in Spring 2022. 

Get Inspired! 

Watch the videos below to hear the stories of past Globie Award winners: 

  • Evangelyn and Rex Alocilija
  • Erika Nwankwo-Larson
  • Paul Rinella
  • Jason Strotheide