CGDSD Awards acknowledge and celebrate individual and organization contributions to the profession. Nominees must fit the criteria for each award as designated under award descriptions. Award recipients are publicly recognized at Convention, highlighted on the Commission's website, and recognized in the CGDSD newsletter. For more information, contact the Awards Coordinator Lauren Murphy.  

Learn more about the Commisssion's Past Award Winners.

Call for Nominations for Commission Awards 

The Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Commission Awards. Nominees must fit the criteria for each award as designated under the description for the award. Please carefully follow the instructions below to nominate a candidate.  All awardees will be publicly recognized at Convention, highlighted on the Commission's website, and recognized in the Commission's newsletter.

Award: All nominations are to be submitted via our online submission page. Click here to submit a nomination and upload the requested documents to nominate an individual, program, or institution for a CGDSD Award.  

Nominations: Anyone (whether an ACPA member or not) may submit nominations for these awards. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged but require a letter of support from a colleague/supervisor. Nominees do not have to be a current member of ACPA or CGDSD. 

Deadline: November 17, 2017

For more information, if you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the Awards Coordinator, Lauren Murphy.   

  • Service to the International Community

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the international community. The nominee has to demonstrate a history of involvement and leadership, over several years, to the international Student Affairs community; previous winners are not eligible.

  • Outstanding International Education Initiative

This award recognizes programming and other educational initiatives that support international education and the global dimensions of student development. If the program or initiative was organized by a group of individuals, please include the contact information for additional organizers in the nomination letter. If recipient(s) are able to attend the Convention, they will be asked to provide a brief presentation at the commission meeting highlighting the international education initiative. If recipient(s) are unable to attend, they will be asked to organize and present a webinar about the selected international education initiative.

  • Excellence in International Research  

This award recognizes an individual who has completed an outstanding research project of educational and intrinsic value to international education. The award is designed to recognize significant scholarly contributions to knowledge about international education and/or international student affairs and services.