Emory University marketing guru Jagdish Sheth is funding an annual awards program to highlight international achievements by Kennesaw State University faculty and alumni.
Dr. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, has endowed four new awards that will be presented for the first time in April by Kennesaw’s Institute for Global Initiatives. Dr. Sheth has funded similar awards at Emory.
Two awards will have the Sheth name attached: the Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth Distinguished Alumni Award for Exceptional and Humanitarian Service Achievement and a corresponding award for faculty.
Others include the Kennesaw State University Global Public Service Prize, which is to be awarded to a figure from the country being studied in the university’s annual “Year of…” program. The yearlong series of lectures, exchanges and culture events this year is highlighting Japan. Last year it featured Ghana, helping bring about a presidential visit to the university from the West African country.
The Institute for Global Initiatives Distinguished International Community Partner Award will honor a community member who has showed special commitment to the university’s global engagement, particularly on a specific project with a long-term impact.
“These international achievement awards provide Kennesaw State University with a unique opportunity to showcase its growing international engagement while also highlighting the increasingly globalized nature of higher education,” Dr. Sheth said in a news release. “My wife and I are very pleased to be able to facilitate greater recognition for KSU’s international initiatives and impact.”
Dr. Sheth, chairman of the India, China, America Institute, also played a role in basing it at Kennesaw State in 2011.
Nominations for the international awards will be accepted through Feb. 20.
Learn more here: http://www.kennesaw.edu/globalinstitute/awardsdinner.html