College of Business International Awards Luncheon

Walker International Awards Banquet

Thursday, November 16 - 12:00 PM - Blue Ridge Ballroom - By Invitation Only

Please RSVP by November 10th at: Walker International Awards Banquet

 Join us to celebrate the international experiences, leadership and achievements of the Walker College of Business at our third annual Walker College of Business International Awards Banquet.

Luncheon Program 

  • Welcome - Dr. Heather Norris, Dean, Walker College of Business
  • Greetings - Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education
  • Guest Speaker - Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Professor of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
  • Awards Ceremony - Dr. Martin Meznar, Associate Dean, Global and Civic Engagement & Meredith Church Pipes, Global & Civic Engagement Specialist

In an effort to support sustainability, the full luncheon program is available on-line.


Students, take a moment to let us know about your accomplishments and the faculty/staff who have helped you pursue international experiences. Faculty, use this forum to recognize students who have made outstanding contributions on you faculty-led programs or whose global mindset has impressed you. Nominations are due by November 1st.

Faculty - Nominate a student or fellow faculty/staff here

Students - Nominate yourself or a faculty/staff member here

International Award Descriptions

Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty-led Program Leader Award

  • Description: This award recognizes faculty-led program leaders with outstanding knowledge, leadership,and global mindset.
  • Eligibility: 2016-17 College of Business Faculty-led Program Leaders 

Inspiring International Leaders Award

  • Description: This award recognizes success in inspiring students to pursue meaningful international experiences and develop a global mindset
  • Eligibility: College of Business Faculty and Staff. (Dr. Martin Meznar and Meredith Church Pipes aren't eligible)

Student Awards

Outstanding International Business Major Award 

  • Description: This award recognizes exemplary academic success and international engagement.
  • Eligibility: Senior International Business Majors

Outstanding International Business Minor Award 

  • Description: This award recognizes exemplary academic success and international engagement.
  • Eligibility: Senior International Business Minors

Global Citizen Award 

  • Description: Given in recognition of establishing meaningful connections with the international community beyond the classroom while abroad and/or here on campus.
  • Eligibility: 2016-17 COB participants in a full semester or year abroad  or an international internship. Other business students will be considered.

Faculty-led Program Most Valuable Participant

  • Description: Award given in recognition of outstanding leadership, maturity, global perspective, intercultural communication and/or engagement during international travel.
  • Eligibility: 2016-17 Faculty-led program participants.