Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education


This Citation (or award) is presented by the International Education Committee (IEC) to any person within the university community who has performed or achieved an extraordinary record of outstanding, distinguished, meritorious and longstanding service to international education at the University of North Texas.  Examples of efforts by past recipients  has included; spearheading and supporting effective curricular changed in support of international education, establishing and supporting study abroad or exchange programs or scholarly publishing that brings positive attention to UNT from institutions in other countries.  The citation is awarded annually if the committee deems necessary and deserving and the recipient will receive a plaque and $3000 award at the International, Sustainability, and Diversity Banquet.   The Award for is presented at the Salute to Faculty Excellence dinner and ceremony in the fall.

Selection Process/Eligibility

This award may be presented to any person within the university community and any individual or organization within the UNT community can make a nomination.  The recipient of the citation will be selected by voting members of the IEC, which is a campus-wide committee advisory to the Vice Provost and Associate VP for International Affairs.


Late January- Call sent out for nominees

First Friday in March – Deadline for nominations

Late March – Selection and notification

Citation Nomination Form

Past Recipients

Year Faculty Member Department
2013 Floyd McDaniel Physics
2012 Jim Meernik Political Science
2011 Alan Albarran Radio, Television and Film
2010 Garry Landreth Center for Play Therapy
2010 Sue Bratton Center for Play Therapy
2009 Ricardo Rozzi Philosophy and Religion
2008 Dee K. Knight Merchandising and Hospitality Management
2007 Miguel Acevedo Geography
2006 Steve Cobb Economics
2005 Lou Pelton Marketing
2004 Steven Friedson Music
2004 Mitchell Land Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism