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2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Awards

Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the awardees & finalists for the 2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Awards. All awardees & finalists in the EDIIE and Global Student Leadership Awards have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence within international education

During this challenging time, it is important to recognize and celebrate individuals, institutions, and organizations who are committed to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence within international education. The awardees and their work will be recognized during the annual Awards Gala & Dinner at the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference in New Orleans, LA September 30-October 3, 2020.

2020 EDIIE Award Winners

Institutional/Organizational Awards

Organizational Champion

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CAPA: The Global Education Network

Outreach, Marketing, and Recruitment

Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University

Student Engagement & Support

Xavier University of Louisiana

Individual Awards

Executive Leader

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Lee D. Lambert
Chancellor - Pima Community College

Trailblazer (10+ years experience)

Penelope Pynes - UNCG
Dr. Penelope Pynes
Associate Provost, International Programs - University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Rising Star (2-10 years experience)

McKinney, Neal - DePauw University
Neal McKinney
Associate Director of Off-Campus Programs - DePauw University

Global Student Leadership Awards


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Omar Nedzelsky Jr.
The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley


Jazzlyn Hatcher - South Alabama
Jazzlyn Hatcher
University of South Alabama

2020 EDIIE Award Finalists

Trailblazer (10+ years experience)

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Dr. Laura Engel
The George Washington University

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Allegra Laing
Elon University

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Dr. David Wick
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Rising Star (2-10 years experience)

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Kory Saunders
North Carolina State University

Hernando Sevilla-Garcia Headshot - Hernando Sevilla-Garcia
Hernando Sevilla-Garcia
IES Abroad

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Darin Smith-Gaddis
CAPA: The Global Education Network