Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award
The Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award recognizes a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who has embraced global citizenship in their own community or globally through participation, promotion and/or leadership of international initiatives. Global citizenship does not necessarily mean that you have traveled extensively, but rather that you take an active interest and involvement in cultures different from your own.
You don’t have to travel the world to be a global citizen!
Examples of Global Citizenship in Athens include:
- Volunteering in the Pinewood Community in Athens and mentoring students.
- Involvement in UGA’s International Student Life, which supports international students who are studying at UGA, either for a semester or as degree-seeking students.
- Exploring and understanding cultures and international perspectives through an academic lens (taking internationally-focused courses, research, reading, writing and communicating with others)
- Becoming a Peer Advisor for study abroad programs through OIE
- Promoting international initiatives within your local community
- Starting a club or organization that supports or interacts with international groups
Examples of Global Citizenship abroad:
- Participating in a study abroad program(s) and immersing yourself in a new culture and language
- Connecting with locals organizations/people to better understand their worldview
- Recruiting other students to participate in study abroad programs (formally or informally)
- Completing a project or research assignment about your program after you return
- Studying at a partner university for an exchange semester and learning from that culture
- Completing an international internship
- Enrolling in the International Agriculture Certificate program
- Volunteering with an international organization
This is not a complete list, but rather examples of ways you can become a global citizen locally and globally. If you have any questions about this award or if you think you may be a good candidate, contact Amanda Stephens or complete the application.
2018: Stacie Evans, BSA Biological Science (for her volunteer work in Taiwan and Bolivia, her local support of international students on the UGA campus through International Student Life, Adopt an Ag Dawg and her study abroad participation at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain)
2017: Samaria Aluko, BSA Biological Science and a Certificate in Global Health (for her work with infant mortality in Uganda, communicable diseases in Peru and the homeless population in the Athens, along with her study abroad participation and her progress to learn both Korean and Yoruba) Read more about Samaria >>
2016: Lynae Bresser, Environmental Economics & Management, Certificate in International Agriculture (for her work with Nourish International, World Ambassadors, International Coffee Hour, Model United Nations, and the Freiburg study abroad program.)
2015: Sungwhan Park, BSA Food Science (for his extensive involvement in International Student Life on UGA’s campus, participation in the Language Partner Program, International Coffee Hour, and participation in CAES study abroad programs)
2014: Andrew Vasina, BSA Applied Biotechnology (for participating in an exchange semester at BOKU University, volunteering as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, participating in global leadership seminars with ISL and connecting with various cultures and traditions)
"Agriculture and environmental work — these are all international businesses now,” he said. “If you’re not comfortable with working with people from around the world, and you’re not comfortable working with people who are different than you, who have different cultures, different laws and different ways of doing business — you’re going to be at a real disadvantage. As CAES students, you all have understood that. That’s why you’ve been doing what you’ve been doing.”
2013: Charnae Ross, BSA Food Science, Certificate in International Agriculture (for her participation in the Coffee: From Bean to Cup and China Maymester study abroad programs, and her internship at Shanghai Ocean University in China)
2012: Laura Ney, BSA Horticulture, Spanish minor (for her extensive work with farmers living near UGA’s campus in Costa Rica as an agricultural intern and for returning to Costa Rica to perform a study on organic weed control)
2011: Amanda Stephens, BSA Agricultural Education (For her work with English language learners at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals high schools, participation in study abroad programs, and research project on coffee production in Matagalpa, Nicaragua in conjunction with 1000 Faces Coffee)