Emory University’s Office of International Affairs is to recognize the accomplishments of a member of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and two members of its faculty and staff at its International Awards night on Nov. 12 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.
Leila McWhinney-Dehaney, chief nursing officer for Jamaica’s health ministry and a member of the World Health Organization Global Leadership Collaborative, is to receive the 2012 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.
Jagdish Sheth, the Charles H. Kellstadt Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School and founder of the Center for Relationship Marketing, is to receive the Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization.
Scott Allen, senior associate dean and director of international recruitment for Emory College’s admission’s office, is to receive the 2012 International Outreach Award, a new award to recognize an Emory staff member with a commitment to the internationalization of the university.
Dr. McWhinney-Dehaney earned her doctoral degree from Emory’s nursing school in 2006. She has been an adviser to a major research initiative at the University of West Indies School of Nursing to strengthen nurses’ capacity for HIV policy development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.
The University of West Indies has four campuses serving diverse communities throughout the Caribbean. They are located in Cave Hill, Barbados; Mona, Jamaica; St. Augustine, Trinidad and the Open Campus, which is based in Antigua and Barbuda with 42 site locations serving 16 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean.
During his 21 years at Emory, Dr. Sheth has been involved in several strategic planning committees; created the Sheth Family Foundation, which funds portions of business doctoral students’ thesis research; established the annual Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies; endowed the Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award and participated in major projects with the greater Atlanta community, including efforts to attract investment and jobs.
Mr. Allen has developed the college’s first international recruitment initiative and has developed strategies for promoting Emory to students and counselors in more than 75 countries.
He also is a member of the Council of International Schools, the European Council of International Schools and the Overseas Association of College Admissions Counsellors and is a liaison with China for the Council for American Culture and Education.
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