Emily Singer of the Center for International Business Education and Developement honored for her contribution

November 15, 2013

Athens, Ohio (Nov. 15, 2013) Ohio University’s College of Business is pleased to announce that Emily Singer, assistant director of the Center for International Business Education and Development (CIBED), has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Staff Award for Excellence in Global Engagement.

This prominent award is given annually to one staff member, one faculty member, and one alumnus.  Singer was recognized for her contributions to CIBED in international education and cultural understanding, as well as furthering the development of the College’s international programs.

Dr. J. Michael Geringer, who nominated Singer, says that her contributions are widespread.  “Emily has led initiatives in a variety of areas, from facilitating high profile visitors to promoting and troubleshooting cross-departmental projects to give students incredible international opportunities.  She truly understands and champions the value of international experiences for our students.”

Singer is acquainted with international programs on a personal level as well.  As an undergraduate at Ohio University she participated in study abroad programs in France, Greece, and Malawi.  After graduation she taught English in Thailand, and then returned to the university for a Master of Arts in Linguistics, studying Swahili and Gikuyu.

“Emily’s insight and sensitivity toward the importance of international education, global citizenship, and awareness are invaluable,” says Dr. Geringer, “Her leadership and service are an example to us all.  She epitomizes excellence, and the College is fortunate to have her passion and expertise.”    


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