International Business Major Shea Raiola has earned the 2023 Student Award from the Office of International Education and Development (OIED).
She is one of two undergraduates to receive the award and five to be honored during the Appalachian Global Symposium.
Read about all five winners: 2023 Global Leadership Awards Presented.
Raiola, who is also earning a minor in Chinese, was selected due to her dedication to international programs, made evident by her contributions to the INTAPP (International Appalachian) group and the International Business Student Association, as well as her roles in producing a Global Perspectives Panel, the Coffee Buzz 5k scholarship fundraiser and her active support of internationalization efforts at the university.
“Her leadership style—marked by compassion, professionalism, and organizational acumen—has made her an exemplary figure on campus. Moreover, her connection to global engagement, stemming from her own experiences of moving from China to the US and her insightful study abroad stint in the UK, has inspired her with a genuine passion for fostering an inclusive and globally aware campus community. Through her strategic roles in various international clubs, She has been instrumental in recruiting globally-minded students, creating cross-cultural events, and providing a welcoming environment for international students. Her initiatives have enhanced Appalachian State University's global fabric,” shared Lilly Lloyd '22, who presented the award.
"Her leadership style—marked by compassion, professionalism, and organizational acumen—has made her an exemplary figure on campus"
Raiola also earned the 2023 Global Citizen Award from the Walker College of Business.
About Walker College of Business International Programs
The Walker College of Business encourages students to study abroad and provides a variety of short-term international programs designed to develop international business skills and intercultural knowledge. These faculty-led programs have proven to be invaluable for many students. Scholarships are available. Fluency in a second language is not required and students can earn credit toward their degree. For more information on future opportunities, please contact Global & Civic Engagement Specialist Meredith Church Pipes, email@example.com, or visit international.business.appstate.edu.