SCSU wins Simon Award
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
St. Cloud State is recognized for its excellence in integrating international education across all aspects of the university with a 2013 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.
Presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Simon Award is named for the late Senator Paul Simon (D-Ill.), who supported international education and foreign language learning.
Recipients will be recognized at a November ceremony in Washington, D.C. View the news release.
The 11th annual Simon Award winners reflect a diversity of approaches present in campus internationalization, both in terms of models and implementation.
“Our international students add vibrancy to our academic community, and their presence in our classes brings an important international perspective to all students,” said President Earl H. Potter III. “The internationalization of St. Cloud State is an ongoing process with an in-place strategy, strong foundations of international activity and broad community support.”
This is St. Cloud State's second award for international efforts in a month.
In January, the University earned an Andrew Heiskell Award for its partnership with Universidad de Concepcion in Concepcion, Chile.
Also receiving the Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization are:
“We are proud to present the 2013 Simon Award to these colleges and universities for their comprehensive commitment and remarkable achievements in bringing global education opportunities to their students,” said Marlene M. Johnson, NAFSA executive director and CEO. “They are excellent models for how higher education across the country can and must innovate to prepare our students for the global economy we live in today.”
St. Cloud State hosts more than 1,000 students from about 80 nations. It is ranked 13th in international enrollment among U.S. master’s level institutions.