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OIE honors 8 UGA faculty, staff members at reception

The UGA Office of International Education honored eight faculty and staff members at its annual International Education Awards Reception, held April 8 at the Garden Club of Georgia.

William Kisaalita, a biological and mechanical engineering professor in the College of Engineering, received the Richard Reiff Internationalization Award. Since 1990 Kisaalita has been regularly taking students to Uganda, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tanzania and South Africa as part of engineering design and service-learning and research projects.

Beth D. Tolley and Robert Moser received the Study Abroad Award. Tolley is a clinical associate professor in the College of Education and the director of a study-abroad program, “UGA/Modena Schools: A cross cultural study abroad experience in early childhood, elementary, and middle school education.” Moser is an associate professor of Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature and culture at UGA. He is also the director of the Portuguese Flagship Program.

Akinloye Ojo, an associate professor in the comparative literature department, received the International Diversity Award, which recognizes a faculty or staff member who has shown dedication to promoting diversity as part of UGA’s internationalization.

Jack Pannecoucke, an assistant in the Office of the Registrar, received the Mary Ann Kelley Open Arms Award, which honors faculty or staff who have gone above and beyond their formal duties in facilitating the presence of international students and scholars at UGA.

Three additional awards were presented. Roxanne Eberle, an associate professor in the English department, received the Friend of UGA at Oxford Award. Ben Reynolds, a science May semester coordinator at the UGA Studies Abroad in Cortona, was awarded the Dedicato a Cortona Award. Spenser Simrill, a professor in the English department, received the Costa Rica Adelante Award.