Graduate student receives the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Chao Su, a Penn State graduate student pursuing a master of arts degree in educational theory and policy with a dual title in comparative and international education, received the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
This annual award, sponsored by the University Office of Global Programs, recognizes one graduate student who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the international mission of the University through excellence in research; participation in international programs and/or field projects; teaching; and service to the international community. It is named in honor of the late deputy vice president for international programs.
Through leadership in various outreach and service-oriented programs, Su encourages her peers to be global citizens as she continues to form partnerships with academic and administrative departments across campus that will support the successful assimilation of international graduate students into campus life.
Su serves as graduate orientation student coordinator for the Global Student Engagement Team in the Office of Global Programs and has worked to identify resources that will enhance the educational experiences of international graduate students.
As an orientation leader during International Student Orientation, Su helps to inform new students about ways to successfully transition to life at Penn State. She also was actively involved with Foundations in Global Engagement, a program that fosters interaction and cross-cultural dialogue between first-year domestic and international students while advancing global leadership.
In addition, Su has used her role as an at-large assembly member of the Graduate and Professional Student Association to expand her efforts to advance the international mission of the University.
This article originally appeared on Penn State News.