Excellence in Diversifying International Education Award

The “EDIE” award celebrates the work of outstanding individuals who have developed inclusive practices that increase access, foster diversity and inclusion in international education, and promote an inclusive environment for international students on campus. In giving this award to Sylvia, Diversity Abroad is recognizing Sylvia’s tireless efforts to integrate diversity with international education. From her service as co-chair of the Martin Luther King Day Celebration at UGA, to her everyday sincere engagement with our international students and scholars, Sylvia personifies the diverse spirit of international education at The University of Georgia. As Dr. Andrew Gordon, President of Diversity Abroad indicated in his award letter, “Your nomination highlighted your commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment on the University of Georgia’s campus for international students and scholars, and going beyond the expectations of your position. Additionally, your engagement in campus and citywide diversity initiatives demonstrate your dedication to expanding opportunities for diverse and underrepresented students in your area.”

We offer heartfelt congratulations to Sylvia, and sincere thanks for the extraordinary efforts she makes in support of our international students and scholars!