University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's University Office of Global
Programs (UOGP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Spirit of
Internationalization Awards. These annual awards honor women from Penn
State University and the local community who embody the "Spirit of
Internationalization" through academic achievements, artistic
excellence, volunteerism in international organizations or dedication to
advancing the status of women. The awards coincide with International
Women's Day (officially observed on March 8), which is celebrated
worldwide to bring attention to global women's issues.
The 2011 Spirit of Internationalization Award winners are:
Alice Cheng -- undergraduate senior majoring in bioengineering
Rachel Sayre -- graduate student in the School of International
Sally Mouakkad -- graduate student in the School of International
Janelle Larson -- associate professor of agricultural economics at
Penn State Berks
Consuelo DeMoraes -- professor of entomology in the College of
Norma Keller -- vice president and treasurer of the Centre County
Chapter of the United Nations Association
This year's Spirit of Internationalization selection committee
included representatives of the Penn State's Center for Women Students,
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Centre County League of
Women Voters, Commission for Women, Global Connections, Graduate Women
in Science, and UOGP.
These remarkable women were honored at the International Women's Day
Breakfast today (March 15). The breakfast is a fundraiser, benefiting
Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, specializing in
treating survivors of sexual violence.
For more information about the Spirit of Internationalization Awards,
contact Sandi Richter, special events coordinator, University Office of
Global Programs, at (814) 863-5973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.