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UW Students Receive Internationalization Awards

May 1, 2008

Four University of Wyoming students received awards for helping to internationalize the university.

UW Student Internationalization Awards are given annually to both undergraduate and graduate students. This years recipients are Olalekan Ajayi, Ilorin, Nigeria; Justyna Podziemska, Wroclaw, Poland: Anne Spear, Richmond, Va.; and Josh Taylor, Casper. UW's International Board of Advisors sponsor the student awards. for contributions to international understanding at UW and the broader community, says Anne Alexander, director of UW International Programs.

Ajayi, a pharmacy major, received the international graduate student award; Podziemska, business economics/finance and international business, the international undergraduate student honor; Spear, international studies, the U.S. graduate student award; and Taylor, international studies, received the U.S. undergraduate student honor.

The U.S. undergraduate awards are for students who have studied, interned or worked abroad during their undergraduate years or who have fostered international understanding at UW. The U.S. graduate student awards are for students whose degree work has international implications or who have collaborated with partners abroad on their research.

The international undergraduate and graduate student awards are for contributions to international understanding at UW and the community, for broad contributions to internationalization at UW, and for academic accomplishments bringing distinction to the university's international community.

Each student received a $500 award and medal.

For more information about the award, contact Alexander at (307) 766- 3677 or e-mail

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