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Multicultural Advocate Award for Global Engagement


This award recognizes one individual who has made significant contributions to establishing or strengthening meaningful ties between the University and our global partners.


College of Education and Human Development faculty (tenured, tenure track, term or jointly-appointed), part-time and adjunct faculty are eligible for nomination. Individuals may not receive this award more than once in a five-year period.

Selection Criteria

  1. Engages in creating and strengthening University and global collaborations.
  2. Contributes to collaboration which provides significant and recognizable global contributions.
  3. Serves as an outstanding role model for promoting global connections.
  4. Each nomination and supporting letter must be at least 200 words, with a maximum of 500.

Selection Process

Nominations are reviewed and selected by the College of Education and Human Development Awards and Recognition Committee. Award recipients will be notified by early-April. Awards will be presented at the College of Education Awards and Recognition Celebration.

Nomination Process

Nominations may originate from the Dean or other College administrators, department chairs, program directors, department committees, individual faculty, staff or students. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations and letters of support should clearly identify and document how the nominee meets each of the criteria listed above.

Submit by the deadline:

Questions? Contact Amy Burns
College of Education and Human Development Awards and Recognition Committee
Office of the Dean, 2301 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5322
Phone: (269) 387-2966, Fax: (269) 387-2882