School of Global Studies and Partnerships Honored with Tulsa Global Alliance Vision Award
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships (SGSP) has been named one of this year’s Global Vision Awards recipients from the Tulsa Global Alliance (TGA). The TGA is a culturally focused, non-profit organization which centers on “citizen diplomacy” and building friendships between nations. TGA serves as a resource for businesses, residents of Tulsa and area governments to facilitate education and economic development in a global economy.
The TGA annually recognizes an outstanding organization and individuals for significant and lasting contributions to citizen diplomacy, global understanding and international trade efforts to solve health, social or environmental challenges. SGSP was selected for 20 years of dedication to developing educational research and outreach programs and in sharing knowledge with the larger global community.
Cathryn Render, an active supporter of TGA since the 1990’s was also honored as a Global Vision Award recipient. General Thomas P. Stafford was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his citizen diplomacy achievements in air and space and his dedication to international space cooperation.
The City of Tulsa also honored the School of Global Studies by designating October 29 as “The School of Global Studies Day”. “It is a tremendous honor to be acknowledged by the City of Tulsa in this way,” Randy Kluver, Associate Provost and Dean of SGSP said. “Oklahoma State University's School of Global Studies and Partnership is deeply committed to contributing to Tulsa's global economic competitiveness through our educational programs, and we are grateful for the Mayor's recognition of our strong partnership."
The Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships serves as the focal point for OSU’s global engagement and legacy. The School has developed educational, research and outreach programs on a global scale and oversees active partnerships in dozens of countries. SGSP’s students, faculty, and alumni have an impact in more than 55 countries, and the School is dedicated to creating knowledge and sharing it with the global community, in keeping with its commitment as a land-grant institution. SGSP consists of the School of Global Studies, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Study Abroad Office, the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development, the English Language Institute, the U.S. – UPAEP Liaison Office, the China Programs Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars.