The University Committee on International Affairs invites nominations for three university-wide awards funded by the Alumni Association. Recipients of Alumni Awards for International Excellence receive $2,000 and a plaque.

The three categories are: International Education, International Outreach, and International Research.

Tenure-track, administrative/professional faculty, instructors, and staff members are all eligible for the award. Any faculty member, staff member, or currently enrolled student may nominate an individual.

Those offering nominations should submit a letter to the selection committee that describes the contributions of their nominee in relation to the selection criteria. Nominations must include the following information:

  • A letter of nomination that includes a description of the nominee’s contributions to international education while at Virginia Tech. The letter should be provided by the person nominating.
  • Two additional letters of support. The person nominating, in consultation with the nominee, should arrange for the two additional letters to be sent.
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. A current CV should be supplied by the nominee.

Additional documentation exemplifying the nominee’s international contributions may be included. The nomination packet must be no longer than 15 pages, including letters and supplemental documentation. The person nominating, in consultation with the nominee, should arrange for such documentation to be forwarded.

The deadline for submission of nomination packages for these awards is Friday, March 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. Information outlining the application process and a list of previous winners can be found here. The Alumni Awards will be conferred during the Faculty Awards dinner in August 2021.

Achievements in international education, outreach, and research are distinct from each other. On occasion, candidates have been nominated for more than one of these awards in a given year. In such cases, separate nomination packages should be submitted responding to the unique requirements of each award.

Please send complete nomination packages only, including all letters and support materials, via email, campus mail, or hand delivery to:

Patricia S. Hughes
Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED)
526 Prices Fork Road, Suite 111 (0378)
Blacksburg, VA 24061