Green River is Honored with Prestigious Paul Simon Award for Internationalization
Green River wins 2013 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization.
In February 2013, Green River Community College (GRCC) won the 2013 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization. This is the most prestigious award for quality in international higher education and the ultimate endorsement of an institution's commitment to educating global citizens. GRCC is the first and only community college to ever be privileged with the Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization.
Five higher education institutions receive the award each year, with previous recipients including New York University, Boston University, the University of North Carolina and Indiana-Purdue - while Yale, UCLA and the University of Illinois were profiled as winners of an earlier version of the award.
The Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization, which is named for the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.
"We are proud to present the 2013 Simon Awards... for comprehensive commitment and remarkable achievements in bringing global education opportunities to...students," said NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson. The awardees for 2013 "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."
NAFSA is a high-profile Association of International Educators and the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to the advancement of global education and international exchange. University representatives come together each year as members of the selection committee, to determine the recipient of the Paul Simon Award. "Green River is very appreciative and at the same time humbled by receiving this award" said Ross Jennings, Vice President for International Programs at the College.