Nominations sought for Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year

January 11, 2011
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a graduating senior for the Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year award.
Nominations are due Feb. 5 for the award, which was established by President Emeritus Martin C. Jischke to recognize a Purdue international student who has helped the University welcome and connect people of all cultures, says Michael Brzezinski, interim vice provost for global affairs and dean of international programs and director of the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Nominees must be graduating seniors who have attained a minimum of a 3.0 graduation index. Nominees must have graduated in December 2010 or be set to graduate in May 2011 or August 2011.
Nominations should attest to the student's scholarship, leadership, character and service. Service (on or off campus) will receive the greatest emphasis.
"Dr. Jischke wants this honor to be bestowed upon someone who is not only a high academic achiever, but someone who has also reached out to international students and promoted cultural understanding through volunteer service," Brzezinski says.
A committee of students and representatives from the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) will select the recipient, who will receive the award at commencement in May.
Nomination forms are available online at
Letters of support may be included with the nomination.
Completed nomination forms and all accompanying documentation must be sent electronically to no later than Feb. 5.