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.

Required materials:
One completed nomination form and one support form are required. Additional support forms are optional and will be accepted if submitted. If nomination and support forms are not fully complete, submissions will not be reviewed by Awards and Recognition Committee.


College of Education and Human Development faculty (tenured, tenure track, term or jointly-appointed), part-time and adjunct faculty at Western Michigan University 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 350 words, with a maximum of 500.

View the selection rubric.

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.

Questions may be directed to Amy Burns.


  • Dr. D. Eric Archer


  • Dr. Moi Mooi Lew

2019 Award Recipient

  • Dr. Jennifer Foster

2018 award recipient

  • Dr. Andrea Smith

2017 Award Recipient

  • Dr. Yuanlong Liu


  • Dr. Sarah Summy


  • Dr. Eric Archer